About the Blue Chinese
Blue Chinese Wisteria, Wisteria sinensis, is a
twining, woody vine valued for its pendulous
clusters of extremely fragrant violet-blue flowers.
Chinese Wisteria is a shade tolerant vine, but it
only blooms when grown in partial to full sun. It is
perfect for covering patios, arbors or fences. This
plant is often grown with multiple trunks but it can
be trained to a single trunk as a small tree.
Chinese Wisterias are deciduous. It is a fast grower
with stems to 25 feet or longer.
The vine often climbs trees, and is most striking
when seen in full bloom draped from the limbs of a
high pine. Leaves consist of 7 to 13 leaflets of
large size; after flowering, very attractive,
velvety pods are produced, containing seed. It is
probably best used for training to grow onto an
arbor where flowers can droop and form a fragrant
ceiling of color.