Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls' - American Wisteria

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Butterfly Friendly Full Sun Deer Resistant Part Shade
DESCRIPTION
American Wisteria
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

'Amethyst Falls' is far less aggressive than other Wisteria making it much easier to grow and produce an incredible show of bloom at a far earlier age than the others. Its lavender-purple, grape-like flowers attract native butterflies and insects. Large size means it needs room to grow.

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

Native Range

Fields and borders from Massachusetts south to Florida, west to Texas and Missouri

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

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.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Prefers slightly acidic, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Full sun is needed for best flowering. Fertilize yearly with an organic fertilizer. 

 

Mature Size: 15-20ft. Tall x 10-20ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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