Wisteria frutescens

American Wisteria

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

American Wisteria occurs infrequently in low open woods throughout much of the southeastern coastal plain area. It is not nearly as vigorous as the Chinese Wisteria which has escaped cultivation and festoons wild trees in our area, but it will still easily grow to 30 feet or more. The late spring and early summer flower clusters occurring on the current year's growth, are similar 4 to 6 inch racemes of fragrant pale violet to lilac with a yellow spot. Grow this vine in full sun to light shade in average soil where you want the effect but perhaps not the strength of Chinese Wisteria.



Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture                

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Vine


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry, Moist


full quart



36 or taller

Flower Color

Violet, Lavender, Purple

Bloom Time

Late spring, Early summer



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9