Wisteria frutescens

Kentucky Wisteria

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Wisteria frutescens is a climbing vine that grows to a maximum of 30 feet. It grows under full sun with moderate water conditions. In spring, it produces large hanging clusters of fragrant, pea-like purple and lavender blooms, giving way to brown fruit in the fall. The plant can be used as a hedge with support and is resistant to deer. It is native from the eastern United States to Texas along streams and botttomlands.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Lavender, Purple
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Vine
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9