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Botanical names:
Wisteria frutescens Accepted
Wisteria macrostachya Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 15 to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: 1-2 reblooms in summer
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Toxicity: Other: Pods and seeds are poisonous
Pollinators: Various insects


In Support of Vines and ClimbersIn Support of Vines and Climbers
By Sharon on May 18, 2013

Are you in an ongoing battle with climbers that insist on invading your space? Do they double in size overnight and block your way out the door? Here are a couple of ideas that might help.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jan 29, 2019 3:16 PM

I got 6 'Blue Moon' wisteria seeds from AudreyDee in the NFSR Swap Dec. 2018. I planted them 1-7-19 after I nicked & soaked them overnight. By the 19th (day 12) five sprouted & grew fast. Today, 1-29th, I transplanted the five plants that are already 5" & have several leaves into a little bigger pots. The 6th one just sprouted overnight. Pretty good odds getting 6 of 6 to germinate. I'm so pleased, AudreyDee!

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Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On March 30, 2021 Plant emerged
Just tips of all 3 in hanging pot green today * 4-8-21 leaves on each tip.
tabbycat On May 1, 2020 Transplanted
Three 7" survivors put together in a hanging basket
tabbycat On March 15, 2020 Plant emerged
3 survivors are 6" in their own pots & have sprouted new growth
tabbycat On January 29, 2019 Transplanted
5" already with several leaves. Put in deeper 6 pk.
tabbycat On January 19, 2019 Seeds germinated
5 of 6 sprouted
tabbycat On January 7, 2019 Seeds sown
6 seeds
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