Originally grown in Oklahoma, this outstanding variety has blue-violet, 9–20" cascading racemes that have the scent of grape jelly. The really exciting part is that they reappear several times during the summer. A staff favorite. 'Betty Tam' PP 19,655
Wisteria is a genus of deciduous vines whose lovely, fragrant flowers and almost overwhelming vigor make them useful in a wide variety of settings. Plants grow rapidly to 30′ and completely bury any structure they are allowed to annex. This rampant growth is easily controlled (and flowering is encouraged) by regular pruning. Plants thrive in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and average soil.
For more information about Wisteria, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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doglover from Northwest Indiana
I recieved and planted the tree form in June. Since then it has grown like gangbusters, throwing shoots off everywhere and blooming at least 3 times already. Mine is the Tree or standard form. What should I be doing to ensure its growth and health during the dormant season. Do I prune back the trunk shoots, as I would a topiary lilac? Please advise?
blissful gardener from N.Y.,N.Y.
My neighbor put up a chain link fence on the back of my property and I bought lavender falls to make it look prettier. The first year it bloomed but I did not prune it back because I wanted it to hide the fence. The second year, it had a few blooms but at the advise of a friend, I pruned it back this winter and now the whole fence is covered with lavender racemes. It is a spectacular sight. Hopefully , it will have sporadic blooms throughout the rest of this season.
JV from Shorewood IL
I put this in my garden about 5 years ago. It has full sun from morning till evening. It has bloomed ONCE. The year after it was planted. We had an exceptionally warm winter and very early and hot spring that year. It grows like crazy but does not bloom. I'm cutting it out this fall.
Grow Wisteria in full sun (or partial shade in the South and West) and average garden soil. Fertilize only if your soil is exceptionally poor.
Wisterias are very vigorous; they require an especially strong support that can withstand the stranglehold of the woody stems. To control growth and to encourage flowering, prune frequently but lightly during summer; then cut each side shoot back to just 5–6 buds in late summer or early fall. Remove suckers (shoots arising from the base of the main stem) as soon as they appear.
Vines climb by means of twining stems (W. floribunda twines from right to left, W. sinensis from left to right).
Please note: Wisterias are generally slow to break dormancy the first spring after planting. Please be prepared to wait until July for your plant to leaf out. In subsequent years, it will leaf out at the normal time (midspring).