Pea family – Fabaceae / Leguminosae
Updated 25 November 2022
Virtually unknown to gardeners and unavailable in the nursery trade are two species of North American Wisteria, this one and Kentucky Wisteria (W. macrostachya) which we also carry. They are much less rampant than Asian Wisterias and much more likely to bloom. The violet-blue flowers of American Wisteria are bunched together in 3-to-4 inch cones held up and away from the foliage. They appear over the course of 2-4 weeks, a longer bloom period than that of Asian Wisterias.