Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
American Wisteria

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart Shade
American Wisteria
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'

'Amethyst Falls' is far less aggressive then other Wisteria making it much easier to grow and produces a 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.

Earlier blooming than other Wisteria
Perfect for heavy trellisses 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

Native Range

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

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.


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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