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Wisteria floribunda

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Description

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:

Cultivars:
  • 'Multijuga'
  • 'Nuda'
  • Rosea
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#shrub#seed pods
Cultivars:
  • 'Multijuga'
  • 'Nuda'
  • Rosea
Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#shrub#seed pods
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Wisteria
    Species:
    floribunda
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    After flowering, pendant velvety seed pods about 6 inches long ripen in fall, sometimes persisting into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are 12-18 inches long in drooping clusters (racemes) of pink to purple pea-shaped, very fragrant flowers, blooming from the base of the cluster to outward tip as leaves emerge in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Bright green compound pinnate leaves with 15-19 leaflets.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stem colors may include green and gray.