American Wisteria

Wisteria frutescens


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Key Features


Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April, May

Bloom Color

Lilac, Purple

Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Acidic, humusy, moderately fertile, moist, well-drained

Hardiness Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full sun

  • Description

    American Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens) is a deciduous climbing vine that grows naturally in moist thickets, swampy woods, and on pond and stream borders. Its lilac-purple, two-lipped flowers bloom in densely clustered racemes that reach 6-9 inches long. These aromatic blooms attract butterflies and other native pollinators, and it is a larval host to the Long-Tailed Skipper (shown above). American Wisteria is considered shade tolerant, but it will only bloom in partial or full sun, with best flowering in full-sun. It usually produces flowers two to three years after planting. Blooms will appear on new growth, so regular pruning encourages flowering while keeping the size and shape of the vine in check. American Wisteria is a less aggressive spreader than the Chinese Wisteria, and it can be trained to grow on arbors, trellises, fences, or columns.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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