Common Name: Chinese wisteria
Origin/Ecology: Native to China
Habit: Climbing vine
Leaves: Pinnately compound, wavy margins, deep green with 7-13 leaflets.
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flowers and Fruit: 6-12″ long racemes of mildly fragrant, pea-like, blue-violet flowers. Flowers bloom simultaneously on racemes, producing a dramatic floral display. Pendant, velvety, bean-like seed pods (4-6″ long) ripen in autumn.
Water Use, Soil: Prefers slightly acidic, humusy, moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
Exposure: Full sun.
Landscape Uses: Climbs well on arbors, pergolas, posts, trellises, fences or terrace walls. May also be trained as a specimen shrub or tree.