‘Amethyst Falls’ Wisteria

Your Price $39.97
Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b
Add beauty to the garden with vibrant, purple flowers that begin in late spring and continue periodically throughout the summer. ‘Amethyst Falls’ wisteria is a North American native selection that is fast-growing and non-invasive. Train it to an arbor or trellis, or use it as a focal point in the garden. This is a wonderful selection for attracting butterflies.
Georgia Gold Medal Winner, 2006
An ecologically sensitive choice, Amethyst Falls Wisteria is less vigorous and easier to manage than most vines. Perfect for vertical height in the garden. This wisteria is sterile, so you won’t be mowing down seedlings in your landscape.
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Woody Ornamentals - Vines
Growth Size:   Tall Vine - 8 to 20 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Climber - Vine
Features:   North American Native, Non-Invasive, Trellis
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Heat Tolerant
Attracts:   Birds, Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Attract a variety of butterflies to the garden with the colorful purple blooms of Amethyst Falls Wisteria. The North American native beauty features flowers that begin in late spring and extend all summer long. Combine with delightful shrubs such as Bloom ’N Again® Pink Explosion Azalea or Carolina Moonlight® loropetalum for color that flows together in the landscape.
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Repeat Flowering, Fragrant
Fragrant lavender flowers that bloom in spring through summer
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Trellis / Arbor, Naturalizing, Woodland edge
‘Amethyst Falls’ Wisteria is a Moderate maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Vine - 8 to 20 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate   semi-moist
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Average   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pruning can help keep a more manageable or attractive size or shape, or encourage new blooms or vigorous new growth. To avoid unnecessary pruning chores, pick the right size plant for your available space -- for example, don’t plant a shrub that gets twelve feet tall in front of a low window. Unless they being used in a formal garden setting, plants look best when not sheared tightly into a square or round ball shape. If pruning a hedge, keep the top narrower than the base to form a slight angle, allowing sun to reach the bottom branches to avoid die-back at the base of the plant. Instead, preserve the natural growth habit of the shrub by pruning selected branches back to a fork, to the trunk, or to the ground, depending on the amount you wish to cut the shrub back. Do not remove more than 1/4 of the total plant at any one time.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

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