General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 10-40 feet
Plant Spread: 10-40 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Other: Blue-violet
Flower Time: Spring
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: Pods and seeds are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: When grown from seed may take 20 years to flower.
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Other: Can be invasive
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Chinese Wisteria
  • Wisteria

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Comments:
  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jan 16, 2015 5:08 PM concerning plant:
    Chinese Wisteria is indeed a beautiful flowering vine that can attain heights to 40 feet, with branches and stems 8 to 10 inches in diameter! The leaves of the Chinese Wisteria are wavy and tapered toward the tip. The fruit is a hairy, flat, approximately 6-inch-long pod that contains the seeds. Long, dangling panicles of very fragrant purple, white, or lavender flowers appear in spring.

    One must be careful when planting this vine as it is considered extremely invasive in some areas. It will grow around and over everything in its path, displacing native vegetation and killing shrubs and trees. A much better alternative for gardeners in the U.S. is American Wisteria, Wisteria frutescens: http://garden.org/plants/searc... which is just as pretty but much more easily contained, as it does not have the invasive habit of the Asian varieties.
  • Posted by gingin (Fountain, Florida - Zone 8b) on Nov 24, 2011 12:47 PM concerning plant:
    I love wisteria, but if you are not careful it will take over your world! I like to pull the vines/runners and make wreathes to decorate.
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dragonfetti On April 20, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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dragonfetti On February 16, 2015 Transplanted
Planted in front of 'Old Man's Gulch".
dragonfetti On January 19, 2015 Obtained plant
From HD; $9.95; Wanted another American Wisteria but unable to find one locally. This one is bare root and will go over Alan's patio roof.
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