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Texas Wisteria, American Wisteria, Kentucky Wisteria, Woody Wisteria, Kidney-bean Tree, Virgin's-bower
Wisteria frutescens (W. macrostachya)

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Texas wisteria grows in moist woods and along the edges of swamps in East and Southeast Texas, in part shade to full sun. It is less aggressive than the Asian species and more attractive, in that the fragrant flowers appear after it has leafed out rather than on bare stems. The compound leaves are dark green and shiny. This vine will need a fairly substantial support to twine upward. The lilac-pink flowering variety albolilacina is frequently cultivated.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: purple, lilac, blue - purple

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: smooth legume

Height: to 30 feet

Width: 3 to 6 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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