Something between a vine and a shrub, wisteria blooms vigorously in spring with showy, cascading flower clusters that provide quick-growing color.
Wisteria provides the drapery and slipcover to camouflage a view or provide living shade over porch and pergola.
However, note that it can take a good six years for a newly established wisteria to start flowering—sometimes longer!
The vine may grow 10 feet or more in one year! This gives the artful gardener a paintbrush with which to cover the landscape-canvas. Wisteria is also beautifully fragrant providing a feast for the senses.
Note: Some types of wisteria are considered invasive pests; check with your local cooperative extension. All parts of this plant, especially the seeds, are poisonous.