As a comment about Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), plantladylin wrote:

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: which is just as pretty but much more easily contained, as it does not have the invasive habit of the Asian varieties.
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Apr 28, 2018 12:31 PM CST
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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I find Chinese wisteria very beautiful. I just ordered and planted one last year. It has survived the winter and is greening up and growing ok so far. It is far from being invasive tho so it doesn't look like that will be a problem for me, how sad. Things grow so slowly here it makes one wish ya know?
Happy Gardening :-)
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