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DESCRIPTION: One of the hardiest of all Wisterias, this stunning vine is highly tolerant to cold and features stunning chains of lavender flowers; vine can grow quite woody, needs ample support and full sun.
BOTANICAL NAME: Wisteria macrostachya 'Betty Matthews'
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 8 Meters
AVERAGE SPREAD: 0.6 Meter
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Lavender
FLOWERING TIME: Mid to late spring and may re-bloom
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4 ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius ) - Requires sheltered location for warranty
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds, Fragrant
Summer Cascade Wisteria is draped in stunning chains of fragrant lavender pea-like flowers with powder blue overtones hanging below the branches from late spring to early summer. It has green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The narrow pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Summer Cascade Wisteria is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance woody vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Summer Cascade Wisteria is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Summer Cascade Wisteria will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.