American Wisteria

Wisteria frutescens

American Kidney Bean Tree, Shrubby Wisteria

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Some purple flowers on a Wisteria frutescens plant
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Wisteria frutescens is a deciduous climbing shrub species from the Fabaceae family. It requires sturdy support and regular pruning to thrive. The fragrant purple-blue and white flowers make it a favourite for pergolas, it can cover a frame and provide dappled shade. A perfect companion to many outdoor areas.

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Central and eastern USA

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Clay, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Blue, White