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Amethyst Falls Wisteria

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This vining American stunner is a more manageable version of Wisteria than its aggressive Asian cousin. It's a slow grower, so it's easy to keep in check. Plus, you don't have to wait years for it to flaunt its purple weeping flowers, as it often blooms in its first year! Amethyst Falls provides instant romantic charm climbing a pergola or covering a trouble spot such as an unattractive wall.

Amethyst Falls Wisteria

North America's Well-Behaved Wisteria

Size: 4-5 ft.

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Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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Huge, full purple flowers up to 12 inches long produce a unique scent found only in these romantic bloomers. 

New leaves are so shiny they look lacquered as the sun plays over them. This plant is an absolute delight to grow.

The Purple Wisteria is easy to grow and adapts well to a wide range of soils. To get the most out of this colorful show, be sure to place your Purple Wisteria where everyone can see it. 

The flowering Purple Wisteria will make an elegant and graceful statement in your landscape all season long. 

Plant them in rows for a spring flower show that we know will knock your socks off. The fragrance of Wisteria blooms will have you looking forward to spring in a way you never have before. 

Your Purple Wisteria from Fast Growing Trees Nursery will arrive with a good solid root system so it will quickly adapt to your yard. Order them now and witness the show from a front row seat.


Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 5-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Amethyst Falls Wisteria

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Amethyst Falls Wisteria.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Amethyst Falls Wisteria gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Amethyst Falls Wisteria again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I hesitated to buy a plant like this online because the last time I did, from a different seller, I got a puny stick in a little bag of dirt, with no roots. This arrived in a substantial pot, looking full and healthy. Looking forward to seeing it grow.
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December 31, 2012
Just got my Wisteria. LOVE IT! Item shipped within the 3 weeks the site mentions, and was very well packaged. Plant was well within the height promised, and is full, bushy, and healthy. Very pleased
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December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Very nice looking vine. Arrived full and healthy. Blooms did not open fully this season; maybe next. Aroma is not nice like other wisteria though.
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December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
Wisteria arrived just days after the order. Huge plant that is already flowering. Can't wait until it really takes off! Was hesitant to order on-line but am very pleased with the way it was packed and how good it looks.
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April 27, 2015
Selbyville, DE, US
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Based on other reviews on the Internet, I'm a little confused. I thought this was a tree. Many reviewers are saying that it is a vine that they had grow on a trellis. Which one is correct?
Beth E on Mar 31, 2015
I planted 2 Amethyst Falls close to a cistern wall. The wall is solid concrete with rebar. Should I be concerned about the root system damaging the wall? I use the cistern to catch rainfall to water my plants. Advise. Thanks
Lanny H on Aug 11, 2014
My Amethyst Falls smells like cat urine. Is there anything that could be added to the soil to help the fragrance? I'm in Ohio...zone 5.
Betsy B on Apr 25, 2015
Is it as beautiful as it looks?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: I have not had great success with my wisteria. I purchased both the purple and amethyst falls variety from this site and they neither one have done well. I live in Texas (zone 8) and the plants face the west on a trellis as part of a pergola I built to shade my patio. I expect they would do better with someone who had better gardening instincts than I have. They have grown large/long and have snaked their way up onto the roof of the pergola, but the purple has never bloomed (I'm on year 3), and the amethyst falls bloomed in year 1 but not in year 2. I have seem some youtube videos about how to prune and care for wisteria. I expect you must follow this advice if you want to see the blossoms. I had hoped the plant would be low maintenance, but it isn't if you want to see the blossoms.
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I have not had any blooms in 4yrs????
Leonard R on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: I have had a wisteria vine for ten years. It did nothing for the first 3-4 years then I trimmed it back and it's been flowering and growing every year. Try cutting it back a bit.
Reply · Report · Sweet Liberty on Jun 14, 2015
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it shows it grows in zones 5 through 9 but yet is says it does not ship to Arizona.. why..?
connie on May 12, 2015
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How do I get the seeds to sprout and start?
dan H on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: I've grown wisteria from seed produced by another wisteria in a different part of my yard. Not sure if you started with a natural seed pod or purchased seeds. What I did was take the mature seed, put it in a peat pot (for seed germination) with a little bit of potting soil, plant it in the top part of the pot and keep it moist (but not wet). Once it gets going you can then plant the peat pot with your new wisteria (after all danger of frost is passed) in the garden (or container). Hope that helps.
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Can these grow well in planters?
FJ L on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: I have never tried to grow them in planters, but my hunch is that they would NOT do well since their mature height (length) is 20-30 feet. Even if you trimmed the growth back aggressively you would still have to trim the roots to keep them from cracking the pot you plant them in. See this thread for more on this http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=18348.
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do you need a special planting mix for wisteria?
sandi on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: Not at all. Good garden soil is all it needs. It is a great plant. A few blooms last year when I put it in. Covered with blossoms this year! It is also much easier to control than the Asian wisterias.
Reply · Report · Brian L on Jun 15, 2014
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Do you sell a RED wisteria?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we only carry Wisterias in pink and purple.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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What zones do these tolerate and not winter-kill?
Joan R on Apr 21, 2015
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why are my wisteria falls leaves yellow?
Bianka G on Jun 9, 2015
Best Answer: Could they not be draining well? Mine are on a slight incline and are watered often but they do drain well. I also buy triple phosphate on line. They have grown 10 feet since planted and have beautiful purple flowers. They are also a great privacy fence. Good luck!
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How invasive is this plant?
Jackie H on Jul 3, 2015
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What months does wisteria bloom in San Diego?
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