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American Wisteria

Learn how to care for American wisteria along with its history and classification details.

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Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Soil Type: Slightly acidic to neutral
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Annual or Perennial: Perennial
Type: Woody vine

History: The wisteria plant historically grew in Japan, China, and Korea for multiple millennia. The plant was brought to the United States in the 19th century as an ornamental plant. The Feng shui roots of the wisteria plant consider it as a source of encouragement during moments of doubt.

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How to Care for American Wisteria

How do I plant wisteria?

To plant wisteria in spring, apply a layer of compost under the plant and a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.

When is the best time to plant?

The best time to plant wisteria is in spring or early fall.

How do I propagate wisteria?

Using a sharp pair of garden snips, trim a softwood cutting about 3 to 6 inches long with healthy leaves. Plant the cutting in slightly acidic to neutral soil, water and place in sun.

Can I grow wisteria in a pot?

Yes, you can grow agave in a pot, take care, it may outgrow the pot at some point.

How much should I water wisteria?

The wisteria likes water, set up a drip system to it has a reliable source of water.

Do I need to fertilize wisteria?

You can fertilize wisteria infrequently.

When does wisteria bloom?

Wisteria will bloom in the summer, between June and August. Wisteria blooms vigorously in spring, producing clusters of lilac-color flowers on new growth, which in turn emerges from spurs off the main shoots.

Additionally, the American wisteria will create smooth seed pods while other variations will create fuzzy or no seeds at all.

When do I harvest wisteria pods?

The bean like seeds that the wisteria produces will crack by twisting open and release their seeds during the summer months and hang around until winter.

Should I plant any companion plants?

American wisteria grows well with Clematis

Wisteria Fermented Drink

Make ferments with pansies, violas, dandelions, wisteria, redbuds, honeysuckle, and mimosa flowers.

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