Wisteria sinensis

Chinese Wisteria

One of the milestones of spring is the sight of these old-fashioned favorite, climbing vines trailing over porches, arbors and among the branches of tall trees. Their masses of long, hanging clusters of fragrant flowers on vines up to 40 feet long are well worth stopping for. Vigorous and long-lived, these woody plants are also trained up and over trellises, along walls or pruned into small, tree-like shapes. All parts of the plant are poisonous, including flowers and seeds. The most fragrant of the many types of Wisteria is Wisteria floribunda, Japanese Wisteria. Start by seed and grafting from select plants. Remove suckers that sprout from base of plants. Ill-timed spring freezes can damage or destroy flower buds.
Wisteria sinensis, Chinese Wisteria
Flowers open simultaneously along each of the clusters before leaves appear. Its flower clusters are shorter and less fragrant than Japanese Wisteria. Flowers are white or violet.

Attributes - Wisteria sinensis

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree, Vine

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Lavender, Purple, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 25 ft. to 100 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Container Plants, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Wisteria chinensis, Wisteria chinensis 'Alba', Wisteria chinensis 'Purpurea', Wisteria floribunda, Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'
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