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American Wisteria

Botanical Name
Wisteria frutescens
Hardiness
Zones 5 to 9
Height
30 feet
Flowers
Spring: lilac-purple on 4 to 6 inch racemes
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Blooms on current seasons growth after the leaves emerge but before they are fully developed
  • It takes 5 to 7 years for plants to reach maturity and produce fragrant flowers
  • American wisteria is less vigorous than Chinese and Japanese wisteria
  • Attaches to structure with clockwise twining stems
  • Lack of flowers could be due to too much shade, immaturity, improper pruning or overfertilization
Varieties
  • Nivea - white flowers
  • Amethyst Falls - 6-8" lavender purple flower racemes

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