Scientific Name: Wisteria floribunda
Common Name: Japanese wisteria
Family Name: Fabaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Vine - deciduous, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular
Form: Climbing
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Fragrance
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Ovate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Raceme, Violet, May
Fruit: Legume, Green, Brown, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternate to 35cm long, pinnately compound with (9-)11-15(-19) leaflets, most lanceolate-elliptic, 6-8(-13)cm long; raceme to 40cm long, florets pea-like, up to 2cm wide, blue-violet or pink-white, fragrant; pods (legumes) long, felty, brown, 8-15cm long. Winter ID: liana, twines clockwise; buds acute with 2 glands at base; leaf node has spine-like projection; persistent pods.