Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple'

Wisteria frutescens ‘Longwood Purple’

American wisteria

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple'
  • Common name: American wisteria
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

American wisteria, Wisteria frutescens, is a deciduous climbing vine native to the stream banks and forests of the southeastern American states, including Virginia, Iowa and New York. Wisteria frutescens is less vigorous than its counterparts, Chinese and Japanese wisteria, with shorter racemes of unscented flowers. That’s not to say it’s a small climber – it’s still capable of clothing walls, fences and other supports in beautiful foliage and flowers.

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Wisteria frutescens ‘Longwood Purple’ is a beautiful cultivar, producing rich-purple flowers in May and June. You can also grow this variety in a large container, where it will grow to become a marvellous potted specimen for the patio.

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For best results, grow Wisteria frutescens ‘Longwood Purple’ in full sun or partial shade in fertile, moist and well-drained soil. It establishes faster than most wisterias and may flower within a few years.

How to grow Wisteria 'Longwood Purple'

  • Plant size

    5m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Wisteria 'Longwood Purple' and wildlife

Wisteria 'Longwood Purple' is known for attracting bees and birds. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and provides shelter and habitat.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Wisteria 'Longwood Purple' poisonous?

Wisteria 'Longwood Purple' is harmful if ingested.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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