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Wisteria sinensis Growing Guide

How to Grow Chinese wisteria in your Garden

Chinese wisteria

Chinese Wisteria photograph by Bri Weldon.


Quick Wisteria sinensis Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Wisteria sinensis
  • Common Name: Chinese wisteria
  • Growing Zone (USA): 05 to 09
  • Life Cycle/Type: Vine

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 360
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 480 to 600
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Color of Bloom: Blue, Lavender, Purple, White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture: Moist/Wet

Caring Conditions

  • 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 Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Deer, Drought
  • Best used in: Arbor, Espalier, Pollard, Standard
  • 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: Here and Here



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