• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 8 to 10 ft. long; over time may reach 30 ft.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Heaviest in late spring, repeating lightly in summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:wis-TEE-ri-a froo-TESS-enz
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 8 to 10 ft. long; over time may reach 30 ft.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Heaviest in late spring, repeating lightly in summer.
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Salvia (Salvia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Phlox (Phlox)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, humusy, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Trim lightly after flowering to promote repeat bloom. Prune in late winter to shape and control size.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Wisteria frutescens, commonly referred to as American Wisteria, is native to the eastern U.S., where it grows in moist areas such as stream borders, damp thickets and swampy woods. Its native range spans north to south from Virginia to Florida, and west to Illinois and Texas.
    Lore:
    The branches and stems of Wisteria frutescens (American wisteria) and Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria) twine in a counterclockwise direction, while Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria) twines clockwise.

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