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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone – Zones 4 to 9
Bloom Season – spring to summer
Bloom Color – usually purple, but sometimes pink, white, or blue
Height at Maturity – 10 to 100 feet long (vine)
Soil Type Preferred – deep, rich soil is best
Sun or Shade – full sun
Wisteria is a fast-growing, high-climbing vine with brightly colored and famously fragrant flowers that will bloom throughout the late spring and summer.
The fragrance of wisteria can be powerful, distinct, and intoxicating, but is always reminiscent of a summer's day. The aroma has been compared to hyacinth or freesia. The flowers can range from blue to purple to pink or even white. The flowers grow in densely packed dangling, grape-like clusters. The clusters have been described as being shaped like pine cones. Wisteria is a member of the legume family and is native to the Eastern United States, although some species are native to Korea, China, and Japan. The Asian species grow even faster than the American species. The American variety has smooth, cylindrical seed pods, while the Asian varieties have fuzzy seed pods.
Wisteria is a deciduous plant that loses its leaves in the fall.
Wisteria can be trained to grow along with other plants or buildings as a support structure and is most visually striking when it hangs freely from arbors and other such supports to provide a visual focal point, canopy, or even a background cover. If desired, wisteria can be cultivated as a single branch to form a freestanding tree, using the well-known techniques of posting and pruning non-vertical growths. Wisteria's beautiful blooms can take several years to mature, but it will begin flowering annually after the initial period of maturation. Flower growth occurs best with lower-nitrogen fertilizers and only moderate watering. The full sun encourages bloom as well. New vines will produce the flowers, so pruning of old vines is encouraged to generate flowering.