Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)
Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda)
Kentucky Wisteria (Wisteria macrostachya)
Other Names - Wisteria
Native to S.E. USA, and S.E. Asia.
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 5 - 9.
Bloom - Spring, Summer.
Height - 50 ft. (15 m).
Grow in full sun, semi, or full shade. Wisteria will tolerate most,
well drained, slightly acidic to neutral, soils. Wisterias are good growers, but may initially need a little while to settle down, and spread the roots.
Perfect woodland garden plant.
This spectacular vine belongs to pea family, and just like peas, it has got ability to improve nitrogen content in the soil.
Wisteria looks great supported by large trees, pergolas, other, sturdy supports. Kentucky
Wisteria is a more fragrant variety. Asian varieties have longer blooms, and blooming season. Caution - seeds are poisonous, if taken internally.
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