Wisteria frutescens

American wisteria

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-30 ft    Width: 4-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,purple,lavender
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Good trellis, post or fence vine. It's a legume, so it can grow in poor soils, but blooms much better with a richer soil mixture.
Propagation: Bare root, container, seed (It can take years before a seedling will mature enough to bloom.)
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Slightly acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators. Foliage palatable to deer.
Native Habitats: Floodplains, gum swamps, upland thickets.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: Less aggressive growth than similar Asian species. Blooms only on new wood. At least one cultivar has white flowers.