(96-120” tall x 48-72” wide) If you adore the fragrant blooms of Wisteria, but want to avoid rampant invasive varieties, ‘Amethyst Falls®’ American Wisteria is the right choice for your garden. A preferred choice to the Japanese and Chinese varieties that have become invasive in some areas, 'Amethyst Falls®' is a cultivar of North American native wisteria. This variety blooms on new growth with tightly clustered lavender panicles in mid-spring, then again in late summer. Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth. While some Wisteria can take up to 5 years to bloom, 'Amethyst Falls®' is known to bloom within the first couple of years. Its growth is manageable, at about one-third of the rate of Asian wisteria, though it can grow 10-15 feet in a year. The deep green foliage is a perfect foil for the 4-6” fragrant panicles that attract all manner of pollinators. A host plant for the Marine Blue butterfly, Silver-spotted shipper, and Long-tailed shipper. Once established in a full sun to part-shade site, 'Amethyst Falls®' American Wisteria is drought tolerant, however, it does best in well-drained moisture-retentive soils.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Amethyst Falls American Wisteria
Wisteria frutescens Amethyst Falls
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
96-120"tall (8-10 feet) Can reach 30 feet over time.
|Estimated Mature Spread|
48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Late spring and again in summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green lance shaped foliage.
Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Multiple Blooms / Rebloomer, Good For Hedge / Screen
Noninvasive. Flowers at a younger age. Blooms on new growth. Quickly grows to 8-10 feet and over time can grow to 30 feet.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|