Wisteria is considered a cross between a shrub and a vine, blooming vigorously in spring with showy, cascading flower clusters that produces beautiful color. Wisteria provides the drapery, vining slipcover look to camouflage a view or provide shade over a porch or pergola. It can live a long, healthy life with no pruning at all depending on the look you seek. It happily twines, climbs, and sprawls over everything and anything in its path. A sturdy support is recommended. It is drought tolerant, and easy to grow by anyone, green thumb or not!
About this Variety
Wisteria gives the artful gardener a paintbrush for which to cover the landscape canvas. It is vigorous and rewarding, growing up to 10' or more annually. Low maintenance vine with dark-green leaves and long, fragrant, pea-like blue flowers. Beautiful flowers bloom simultaneously creating a dramatic floral display.
- Returns and blooms year after year in most hardy zones
- Train to grow on trellis, arbors and fences
- Showy blooms
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds
- Easy to grow
Early Spring to Summer
Grows 10-25' tall
Plant 4-8' apart, 6-12" with crown at soil level
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Soil preparation: The ideal soil is slightly acidic, moderately fertile and well-drained. Planting: Dig a hole. Prepare soil in an area two to three feet in diameter and 18-24" deep. Mix into the native soil either peat moss or compost, one-third by volume, to help improve drainage. Plant 6' apart. Watering: Water at planting, but do not overwater. Keep soil moist and water frequently. Mulching: Mulch to keep the soil cool and prevent the soil from drying out. Fertilizing: Apply fertilizer before and after flowering. Do not over fertilize.
Regular pruning helps promote optimal flowering. Prune in late winter. Remove at least half the prior year's growth, leaving just a few buds per stem.