Wisteria Amethyst Falls Description
Other Wisterias take up to 5 years to bloom! Enjoy fragrant hummingbird loving blooms the first year!
Wisteria Amethyst Falls is a vigorous growing vine boasting numerous 8" long fragrant purple blooms on one year old plants. Amethyst Falls will bloom heavily in spring and repeat thru summer. There is nothing more exotic than long dangling purple blooms gracing an arbor or trellis.
This fast growing vine blooms earlier than other types of wisteria vines and is never a nuisance in the landscape, unlike other Chinese varieties that can take over. Amethyst Falls is easy to grow and maintain.
Ideal for the early arrival of hummingbirds in your yard. It flowers best in full sun to part shade and is ideal for covering fences, arbors or trellis. You can even train as a tree form. Space 4-6 feet apart.
Under plant as a ground cover with lots of room to roam with shrubs like Hydrangea or Butterfly Bush.
Special features: Blooms first year, Attracts butterflies, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Fast growing, Fragrance, Attracts hummingbirds, Long blooming, Reblooming
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- Botanical name:
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
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- Sun exposure:
Full sun, Part shade
- Ship form:
1/2 gallon pot
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- Height x width:
10' x 4'
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Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Privacy, Screen, Vines and climbers
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Adapts well to a ride range of soils, from mildly acidic to neutral. Prefers well-drained, humus soil.
Light: Full to Partial -- Full sun assures optimum bloom.
Water: Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established. Do not over water. It needs regular weekly watering twice a week and during high heat periods.
Spacing: 4-6 ft
Fertilizing: Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers, which will produce excessive vegetation at the expense of flowering. Feed during the early growing season with a slow release fertilizer, higher in Phosphate.
Winterizing: Mulching the base of the plant will offer winter protection. If you live in a very cold area, and have had trouble in past years with getting your wisteria to bloom, there is a chance that the plant may be suffering from winter die back, which kills the blossom buds. If you suspect this is the case, wrapping the plant in burlap will help to protect the blossom buds.
Maintenance & pruning: If it's late fall or early in the winter (after the plant has shed its leaves but before snow has fallen), you can remove any dead growth, and do some cosmetic pruning to shape the wisteria vine. Keep in mind that any severe pruning in winter may affect next seasons flowering.
Pruning should be done about two months after it flowers. Cut the season's current shoots back to within three buds from the base. These buds will then bear the coming season's new shoots and flowers.
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