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How to Grow Wisteria floribunda Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Japanese wisteria

Japanese wisteria

Wisteria floribunda photograph by Manoir de la Boirie.


Wisteria floribunda Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Wisteria floribunda
  • Common Name: Japanese wisteria
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 09
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Shrub, Vine

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 720
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 480 to 600
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Blue, Lavender, Purple, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Spreading or horizontal, Variable height, Variable spread

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Layering, soft- or hardwood cuttings, grafting
  • How to Prune: Regular pruning required
  • Pests: scale insects
  • Diseases: leaf spot, powdery mildew

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Deer
  • Best Garden Use: Arbor, Espalier, Pollard
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Is not a native plant of N. America, Invasive, Naturalizing, Some parts are poisonous, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Wisteria
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here