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Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls' /Wisteria

Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'  / Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Old vine showing the size of trunks at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville
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Old vine showing the size of trunks at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville

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Scientific Name: Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Common Name: Wisteria
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: This is an aggressively growing vine that lives for many years and produces huge trunks in time. Annual pruning is required to keep excessive growth in check. Wisterias will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, but flower best in positions with full sunlight and a little moisture stress.