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Wisteria sinensis

Chinese Wisteria is a climbing favorite featuring gorgeous clusters of blue-violet flowers in late spring. This long-lived vine is vigorous and makes a beautiful addition to archways, pergolas, fences, and trellises. It may also be used as a bonsai project or to create a decorative screen for the patio. Chinese Wisteria is a deciduous vine with deep green foliage offering a beautiful backdrop to this dramatic display of weeping blossoms. It will grow in most soils and regular pruning is recommended to encourage flowering and maintain its size and shape.

  • Deer resistant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Attracts butterflies

Plant Details +

Botanical Wisteria sinensis
Common Name Chinese wisteria
Family Fabaceae
Height 30' vine
Spacing 4-8'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower Blue-violet
Bloomtime Late Spring

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: 1. Choose a location in full sun. Wisteria is best grown in slightly acidic, humusy, moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Be sure to allow your plant plenty of room from other plants and structures. 2. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 3. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 4. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Moisture: Water regularly until the roots become established. Pruning: Wisteria requires regular pruning to control the size and shape of the plant, as well as to encourage flowering. Pruning back stems approximately 2 months after it flowers and again in the winter, when the plant is dormant. Root pruning completed in late fall may also stimulate flowering for the following spring.

Pests or Diseases: Although susceptible to a few foliage-chewing insects and fungal diseases, none are significant.