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Wildflowers

American Wisteria

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Wisteria frutescens

Common Names: American Wisteria

Description

Wisteria is a high climbing vine commonly used as an ornamental planting. Wisteria can easily cover whole trees, given time. Flowers grow in long, drooping clusters 6 - 9 inches long. The individual flowers are nearly 1 inch long and are lilac or bluish purple and extremely fragrant. Wisteria usually blooms for a short period from one plant to another.

Bloom Color(s): white, pink, purple, blue, violet

Bloom Height: 9 in.

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Period: May to June

Plant Family: Fabaceae

Growth Habit: Vine