Wisteria frutescens 'Nivea'

Nivea Wisteria

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‘Nivea’ is a cultivar of the U.S. native wisteria. It can grow to 25’ in length with an 8’ spread.  It blooms in June with 6-12” long racemes of fragrant, white flowers. Flowers bloom simultaneously on each raceme providing a dramatic visual display. There may be one or two additional flushes of bloom in summer. The flowers give way to bean-like seedpods that ripen in fall and may persist into winter. It prefers slightly acidic, moderately moist and fertile, well-drained soils in full sun (needed for best flowering). It can be slow to establish and may require three years or more to flower. Once established, it can be aggressive, producing rooting surface runners. It will need a sturdy support structure on which to grow; choose growing sites wisely because plants dislike being transplanted.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9