Blue Flowering Wisteria
$15.00 – $120.00
This vine can grow 30' or more in height. It is essentially limited by the structure on which it is allowed to grow.
Wisteria floribunda is a rapid growing woody vine that has long pendulous, pale lavender blue blossoms. It is a deciduous vine that comes in the additional colors of Ivory Tower (white) and Rosea (pink). Wisteria produces a tantalizing fragrance that attracts bees and butterflies. It does not necessarily need good soil to grow and remains ph adaptable. Wisteria flowers in Early Spring. Wisteria is nearly unstoppable in the south. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternate, pinnately compound, and rounded at base. Leaves are bright green, usually late to leaf out with no fall color of any consequence. New growth is often bronze or purplish.|
|Size:||30′ or more, essentially limited by structure on which it is allowed to grow; have seen plants 40 to 50′ high on trees.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Stout vine, climbing by twining stems which turn clockwise developing twisted woody trunk several inches in diameter and requiring considerable support.|
|Rate:||Fast, as is true with most vines; will grow 10′ or more, especially in south in, in a single season once established.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, violet or violet-blue, on old wood on short leafy shoots, each flower .5 to .75″ long, slightly fragrant. Borne in slender 8 to 20″ long racemes from April-May.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Crown gall, leaf spots, stem canker, powdery mildew, root rot, tobacco mosaic virus, sweet potato leaf beetle, Japanes mealybug, citrus flata planthopper, fall webworm, black vine weevil and scale.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent flowering vine, nice over patios, on large structures, or trained into a tree form; needs ample support and metal pipe is recommended for it will actually crush wood supports with time; not the easiest plant to keep flowering and cultural practices must be fairly precise.|
|Soil Preference:||Prefers deep, moist, well-drained loam and is PH adaptable.|
|Care:||Cut back vigorous growth leaving only 3 to 4 buds, plant in full sun and use named cultivars rather than seedling grown material.|
|Fertilization:||Use nitrogen fertilizer sparingly. Use superphosphate, root prune to encourage flowering.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.