Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon' - American Wisteria

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
American Wisteria
Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'

This vigorous grower is far less rampant than non-native Wisteria but just as showy. In late May, long racemes of lavender-blue flowers appear and repeat during the summer months. Flowers are showy, fragrant and attract butterflies while providing great nesting and cover for native birds.

  • Perfect for heavy Trellises 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

Humus-rich areas from Massachusetts south to Florida and west to Iowa and Texas.

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

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.



Best grown in slightly acidic, humusy, moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Full sun is needed for best flowering


Mature Size: 15-25ft. Tall x 15-25ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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