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Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'

American Wisteria

This vigorous grower is far less rampant than non-native Wisteria but just as showy. In late May, long racemes of lavender-blue flowers appear and repeat during the summer months. Flowers are showy, fragrant and attract butterflies while providing great nesting and cover for native birds.

Benefits

Perfect for heavy Trellises or arbors
Attractive foliage, thrives in moist areas
Thrives in full shade but will only flower in sun
Grape-like flowers attract native insects
Easy to grow, less aggressive than other Wisteria
Host plant for Marine Blue, Zarucco Duskywing and skippers

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in slightly acidic, humusy, moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Full sun is needed for best flowering


Height
15-25 ft

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Spread
15-25 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone 3

Native Range

Humus-rich areas from Massachusetts south to Florida and west to Iowa and Texas.

Native Trivia

Butterflies are active during the day.  They use their colors to attract a mate or to warn predators that they are unpleasant to eat. In contrast, moths are usually dull in color and are active at dusk or during the night.


"While you'll love the show from its masses of flowers, I love their endless nectar supply!"

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Vines
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Sun
Soil
Humus-rich
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Summer
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Grassland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Climbing, trailing
Fragrant
Hedge, screen
Naturalizes
Rock garden
Specimen
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia