'Amethyst Falls' Wisteria

Item #48952


Repeats All Summer

Reaching 30 feet or more, Amethyst Falls Wisteria, like other wisteria, is a strong grower, though not a runaway presence like some others can be. This native variety is less vigorous and easier to manage, but retains all the beauty of its less restrained cousins.

Amethyst Falls Wisteria flowers younger than the Asian species, blooming its very first season with fragrant, vividly blue flowers in 4- to 6-inch clusters that appear in spring and repeat all summer. Arriving about two weeks later than those of other wisterias, the blooms manage to avoid late spring frosts.

Amethyst Falls Wisteria is also unpalatable to deer and other nibbling creatures, making it a good choice for open settings such as woodland and meadow gardens. Once established, it is quite tolerant of dry conditions, and it loves heat and humidity. Winner of several awards for its healthy green foliage, it is a lovely presence from spring through fall.

Find a strong support on which to grow Amethyst Falls Wisteria. Unless you prune it to keep it small (which it is happy to have you do), it will quickly grow and spread. Blanket outbuildings, unsightly fences, stumps, and other garden structures with it, or show it off on an arbor, pergola, or even a strong trellis.

Amethyst Falls Wisteria can also be pruned into "tree" form by staking it young to a post or pole. Trim all but the central stem, and prune the lower branches to encourage it to grow straight upwards with a "trunk" and a canopy of branches and blooms at the top.

Regular annual pruning is best in late winter. Another light trim after the first flush of flowers will improve branching and may even stimulate a second season of flowers. Zones 5-9.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Wisteria
Species frutescens
Variety 'Amethyst Falls'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Vining
Plant Height 30 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Native, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Blue
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 28, 2012

Amethyst Falls vs Blue Moon wisteria

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Dallas Texas. Planted Amethyst Falls and Blue Moon wisterias side by side on the same fence. After two years. the Amethyst Falls is easily 20 times the size of the Blue Moon. The Amethyst Falls was unaffected by one of the hottest summers in Dallas record! Very highly recommended.

John Kirtley from TX

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