18 Of The Most Magical Trees In The World That Look Like They Came Straight Out Of A Fairytale
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144-Year-Old Wisteria in Japan
A member of the pea family, wisteria is an ornamental vine, wildly popular in both Eastern and Western gardens for its graceful hanging flowers and its ornate, winding branches. At 1,990 square meters (about half an acre), this huge wisteria is the largest of its kind in Japan.
Easily trained, the woody vines tend to reach maturity within a few years, at which point they bloom in cascades of long, lavender flowers of varying pastel shades.
Make sure to visit in late April or Early May, during the Fuji Matsuri or Wisteria Festival, when the magical tunnel is in full bloom. Arrive at any other time of year, and its appearance will be a disheartening mass of lifeless, twisted branches.