The oldest wisteria in Britain has been showing its true colours at Fuller’s Brewery in Chiswick.

The impressive flowering plant was grown from one of two samples which were brought over to England in 1816, the other being given as a gift to Kew Gardens.

However, proving there must be something in the water at the brewery, their sample successfully took root unlike the one at Kew, which had left having to take a cutting from the Fuller’s plant after the original died.

The wisteria was brought over from China and was planted on what used to be the head brewer’s cottage.