Wisteria sinensis (wiss-TER-ee-ah sigh-NEN-sis)
Deciduous Sun to part shade Vine Spacing 8 - 10"
HABIT: Fast-growing, twining vine that can grow to great heights. Purple spring flowers. has white flowers. Japanese wisteria (W. floribunda) has longer flowers which don¡¯t open until the foliage is on the plant. Wisteria climbs clockwise.
CULTURE: Loose, well-drained highly organic soil. Moderate water and fertilizer. Easy to grow in any soil.
USES: Climbing evergreen vine for arbor, fence, or wall. Spring flowers.
PROBLEMS: A few caterpillar attacks.Can take over if not pruned to keep in shape. Grasshoppers.
NOTES: Most wisteria are native to China. Many gardeners have difficulty getting wisteria to bloom.