Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon' - American Wisteria - Photo courtesy of Van Belle Nursery Inc.

American Wisteria

Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'

Also called Kentucky Wisteria

  • Large cascading clusters of sweet pea-like flowers
  • Blooms are a fragrant deep lavender-blue with a paler blue hood
  • Mature plants are known to flower 3 times a year
  • Glossy deep green pinnate leaves with multiple leaflets emerge bronze in spring
  • Poisonous bean-like seed pods in September and October
  • Extremely cold-hardy yet less aggressive than Asian wisterias
  • Bloom Time: May and July and sometimes September



8-10 m

8-10 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Blue Moon Wisteria will do well in an average to moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Any pruning should be done soon after spring flowering, to ensure bud set for the next year.

Additional Notes about American Wisteria:

Wisteria macrostachya is native to areas east, south, and west of here.