Winners 2014

Clematis 'Betty Corning'

Hardy Kiwi ‘Arctic Beauty’

American Wisteria

American Wisteria



  

American Wisteria
Wisteria frutescens


North American species, found in southern states, but hardy to Zone 5. Pendant racemes (6-8” in length) of purple and white flowers occur in May and June, on young plants, and perfume the air with light, sweet fragrance.

Vines grow 10-12’ per year up to 30’ and are less aggressive than their more familiar Asian cousins – both of which climb 65-100’ and can run rampant over desirable plants and large tracts of land.

Prune American Wisteria right after flowering, since it flowers on the current season’s growth it will rebloom sporadically throughout the summer. Look for cultivars ‘Amethyst Falls’ or the beautiful white flowered ‘Nivea.’