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Millettia reticulata /Evergreen Wisteria

Millettia reticulata  / Millettia reticulata
Evergreen wisteria vine in full bloom
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Evergreen wisteria vine in full bloom

A clipped panel of the vine in a Baton Rouge garden

Summer flowers

Dark purple flowers

A clump of evergreen wisteria

Close-up image of flowers

A handsome panel of the evergreen wisteria

Evergreen wisteria trained to grow along a railing of steps

Garlands of evergreen wisteria

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Scientific Name: Millettia reticulata
Common Name: Evergreen Wisteria
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This evergreen wisteria has very dark purple flowers looks like its namesake. Use it on arbors, trellises and other garden structures. Evergreen in zones 9b and 10, but probably semi-evergreen or deciduous most years in 9a and northward.