Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 25 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Wisteria Macrostachya 'Blue Moon'
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The Fragrant, Reblooming Wisteria
Most types of Wisterias only bloom in the spring, but the Blue Moon Wisteria blooms in the spring, and twice in the summer. While your neighbor's wisterias are done blooming, yours will brighten up the landscape two more times.
Large fragrant blue blooms will cover your fence or trellis all season long, while their sweet floral fragrance will drift through your neighborhood, making your yard the best smelling in the neighborhood all summer. Wisteria blooms will attract the attention of butterflies and passersby. Everyone will have to keep coming back to look at their elegant beauty again.
They are climbers that don't need much space to thrive, and they are easy to maintain. They'll quickly grow on a fence, trellis, or even the side of your deck to fill your summer with tons of fragrant blooms. Our wisterias arrive with a strong root system, so they'll be ready to quickly take off as soon as their planted.
Best of all these wisterias are easy to grow, they will adapt to a large variety of different soils, they are drought tolerant, and they are even cold hardy! Blue Moon Wisterias laugh at the cold by withstanding temperatures down to -20 degrees (F). Plant a few around your garden, and watch them thrive. And though it may take a few seasons for the fullest blooms possible, the entire process, from planting to growing, couldn't be easier.
This is the only reblooming wisteria, so they sell out fast! Order yours today, before they're gone.
Customer Reviews & Photos
A perfect addition!
The plant arrived well packaged and healthy. I was unable to plant immediately, but it did well with light watering in the given container until I could make it a permanent home near our fence to grow!
have had very wet conditions
have had very wet conditions just wanted to see growth before responding. it is alive and well so far
Very well packed. Fast shipping. Great customer service. Nice and healthy. Very reasonable prices. Highly recommend this nursery and will definitely do business with again.
Happy everything is alive & flourishing
Got all of my purchases in pretty good shape. 1 Wisteria was very small, the other is 3 times bigger than the 1st. All r growing well. Can't wait 4 them 2 bloom. I was disappointed in the gardenia, there is no wonderful gardenia smell but it is blooming. The riverbirch had 2 small dead limbs & some yellow leaves which I removed & it seems to be happy where it's planted.
Planting & Care
The Blue Moon Wisteria (Wisteria Macrostachya 'Blue Moon') is a vine that produces large, drooping clusters of blue flowers. They are deciduous and recommended for USDA growing zones 4-9, making them very cold hardy, down to -20 degrees! Growing to heights of up to 25 feet and 6-8 feet wide, be sure to provide this fast growing vine with something to climb on such as a trellis, fence or pergola. Once matured, look for your wisteria to bloom 3 times a year, once in the spring and twice in the summer! The floral fragrance of these blooms will be sure to attract butterflies and even passerbys!
Choosing a location: The ideal spot for planting wisteria should be a sunny area with fertile, moist, well draining soil. Wisteria thrive in almost any soil type as long as it is well draining and receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.
Planting directions: Anytime from spring until fall is the ideal time for planting your wisteria.
1) Be sure there are no other plants/trees nearby as they may be overtaken, as wisteria vines are vigorous climbers.
2) Dig a hole that is three times as wide as the root ball and just as deep (if planting more than one, space the plants 10-15 feet apart).
3) Prior to planting your wisteria add plenty of compost or well-rotted manure to your soil to improve drainage and soil fertility.
4) When placing your wisteria in the hole, try to spread the roots out a bit by gently combing them with your fingers.
5) Gently hold the plant while making sure it's vertical in the hole and back fill the hole with your other hand, working the soil around the roots to avoid air pockets. Then gently firm the soil down with both hands, but don't pack the soil too tight as it could harm the root system.
6) Make a rim of soil around the edge of the planting hole. This basin-like ring will catch and hold water channeling it directly down to the root system.
7) Give the wisteria's planting site a thorough soaking of water and cover with mulch to retain moisture.
*Wisteria trees may require staking while they become established before they can stand on their own in heavy winds. After you plant your wisteria tree, drive your stake 6-12 inches down roughly 1/2 inch away from the trunk. Secure the tree with planter's tape every 8 inches.
Watering: During your first year the wisteria will benefit from regular watering while the roots become established. An inch of rainfall per week is recommended which equals out to about 4 gallons of water weekly. Water your wisteria in the morning or evening on hot, summer days to allow the plant to soak up the water before it evaporates. A slow trickling from the hose works best so the soil can absorb water without run off. Once fully established the natural rainfall in your area should be sufficient for your wisteria unless in times of drought, then you will need to water once every two weeks.
Fertilizing: Your wisteria will require little fertilizing if any at all, excessive fertilizing will inhibit the blooming. If you have poor or sandy soil then consider using a small amount of fertilizer like formula 5-10-10 or 5-10-5. Feed your wisteria about 3/4 cup per square yard each year during the spring.
Pruning: Wisteria (unlike many plants) needs to be pruned twice a year, typically once in late winter and again in mid-summer. Winter pruning is to prepare the flowering spurs for the upcoming season. Summer pruning keeps the long, whip-like shoots under control encouraging them to become flowering spurs.
Remove poorly placed wisteria tree branches entirely and cut the current seasons growth back to about 5-6 large buds (leave the stubs about 6 inches long). This will help to turn some of the leaf buds into flowering buds. Don't concern yourself too much if you make a mistake in the pruning your first time around. Wisteria is a forgiving, vigorous grower and the next season will give you another chance.
Your wisteria will bring you many years of joy with its beautiful cascading flowers. It will also challenge your pruning skills since pruning is necessary to encourage new growth and blooms. In some cases people are known to enjoy eating the blooms, as they are fragrant and sweet.
The leaves have been known to make an enjoyable tea when dried and steeped. One of the most common things to use the flowers for is in tossed salads since they look great and add to its delicate flavor. Overall, wisteria in its entire splendor is a wonderful, beautiful addition to your garden or landscape!
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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