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Wisteria floribunda /Wisteria

Wisteria floribunda  / Wisteria floribunda
Vine escaped and growing up in a forest
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Vine escaped and growing up in a forest

Close-up of spectacular draping flowers

Vine growing in canopy of tree

Grape-like clusters of flowers


Flowers and foliage on an old specimen

As a bonsai in training since 1925

Ths cultivar 'Nuda' with long cluster of flowers hanging grape-like clusters

The cultivar 'Nuda' has very large number of flowers in an inflorescence

As a "Cascade" style bonsai

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Scientific Name: Wisteria floribunda
Common Name: Wisteria
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This is a very aggressive growing vine that produces grapelike clusters of highly fragrant purple flowers in spring. It is well adapted for growing on landscape structures provided that they are heavy enough to support the massive growth of wisteria. This vine has escaped cultivarion and is growing over large areas of land and forests in the South. Plants have to be pruned annually to keep growth in check. Transplants do not bloom for seven to ten years when taken from a volunteer planting. Purchase plants that have at least a few blooms on the plant to insure that it is of sufficient maturity to bloom. Keep plants slightly stressed for moisture and apply no fertilizer to encourage more blooming.