Wisteria frutescens

American Wisteria

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Vine
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,purple,lavender
Fruit Color:
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: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Slightly acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:

Attracts pollinators. Foliage palatable to deer.

Insects:
  
Native Habitats:Floodplains, gum swamps, upland thickets.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

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