It’s time for Wisteria to bloom! Wisteria sinensis or Chinese wisteria is a beauty! This vigorous twining vine is native to Asia. It is especially prized for its beautiful pendulous blossoms each spring.
Widely seen across the east, Wisteria is extremely hardy and long-lived. It has the ability to climb high and will climb anything that it can, including native trees, eventually overtaking them. If left on its own, Wisteria has the ability to become invasive.
In the garden, it must be supported with sturdy architecture and managed. It’s flowers are pea-like and range from white to pink to violet blue and purple. The flower clusters can grow from six inches to 20 inches in length and are extremely fragrant!
This plant is now found from Maine to Florida and west to Arkansas. It prefers full sun and well-drained soils.
Walk with me down Wisteria Lane.