Wisteria - Plant
Description for Wisteria
American wisteria is a high-climbing woody, deciduous vine, 25-30 ft. long. Shiny, dark-green, pinnately compound leaves bear 9-15 leaflets which are opposite on the leaf stem, with 1 leaflet at the tip. The flowers are in large, drooping clusters 6â€“9 inches long that appear after the plant has leafed out, a difference from the popular Asian species.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Kraunhia frutescens, Kraunhia macrostachya, Wisteria frutescens var. macrostachya, Wisteria macrostachya||light purple color||Spring||15.00 to 30.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
Ensure placement has full Sun.
If your soil is in poor condition, add compost; otherwise, wisteria will grow in most soils.
Plant in the spring or fall.
Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide.
|Full sun and also can survive in Partial sun||well-drained soils||Medium||75â€“82 Â°F (24-28 Â°C)||apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Wisteria
- Best grown in slightly acidic, humusy, moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Full sun is needed for best flowering. Although vines may produce flowers by the second or third year after planting, first flowering may take longer. Vines need regular pruning(s) in order to control size and shape of the plant and to encourage flowering.
Consult a pruning guide for specifics on the initial training of vines and the types of pruning that can or should be done for these plants. An application of fertilizer in early spring can also help stimulate flowering. Choose growing sites wisely because plants dislike being transplanted.
Typical uses of Wisteria
Special features: This is an excellent vine for freestanding arbors, pergolas, posts, trellises, fences or terrace walls.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: heart ailments,Chinese medicine