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How to Grow Wisteria sinensis Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Chinese wisteria

Chinese wisteria

Chinese Wisteria photograph by Bri Weldon.


Wisteria sinensis Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Wisteria sinensis
  • Common Name: Chinese wisteria
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 09
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Vine

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 360
  • 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, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist/Wet

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