Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'
Also called Kentucky Wisteria
More About Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'
- Large, cascading, chain-like clusters of sweet pea-like flowers
- Blooms are a fragrant, deep lavender-blue with a paler blue hood
- Mature plants are known to flower 3 times a year
- Glossy, deep green, pinnate leaves have multiple leaflets
- Foliage emerges coppery-bronze
- Poisonous, bean-like, seed pods in September and October
- Vigorous, twining vine
- Extremely cold hardy and a rebloomer
- Bloom Time: May and July
American Wisteria Growing and Maintenance Tips
Wisteria will do well in an average to moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Pruning should be done soon after flowering, to ensure bud set for next season's flowers. In the summer months, continual pruning of the new shoots will help maintain a tidy size and appearance. Wisteria needs a sturdy support structure to allow for their vigorous, growth habit.
Genus Overview: Wisteria
Common Name: Japanese Wisteria
Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Wisteria grow best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun. Pruning should be done in early spring when the flower buds are swollen, leaving the bud branches intact, any remaining branches can be trimmed to a desired length. In the summer months, continual pruning of the new shoots helps maintain a tidy size and habit. Wisterias need a sturdy, support structure on which to grow, to allow for its vigorous, growth habit.
Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)