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Wisteria floribunda

Common Name(s):
Japanese wisteria
Cultivar(s):
Rosea
Category:
Vines
Comment:

Can be aggressive with invasive tendency, due to rampant growth and rooting surface runners. Woody deciduous vine that requires sturdy support and regular pruning. Twines along support to 10-25 ft. or more; can be trained as a shrub or small tree. Bright green compound pinnate leaves with 15-19 leaflets, and 12-18 inch long drooping clusters (racemes) of pink to purple, pea-shaped, very fragrant flowers, blooming from base of cluster to tip as leaves emerge in spring. After flowering, pendant velvety seed pods about 6 inches long ripen in fall, sometimes persisting into winter. 

Alternattives that are less weedy:

Height:
10-25 ft.
Flower:
Pink to purple pea-shaped, fragrant flowers in drooping clusters 12-18 inches long, blooming from base of cluster outward to tip
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Texture:
Medium
Exposure:
Sun
Growth Rate:
Rapid once established
Climbing Method:
Twining

NCCES plant id: 2839

Wisteria floribunda Wisteria floribunda
Photo by Tamago Moffle, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Wisteria floribunda Wisteria floribunda bloom detail
Photo by Eran Finkle, CC BY - 2.0
Wisteria floribunda Wisteria floribunda leaf detail
Photo by Ryan Somma