Wisteria is ideal for covering a large expanse of blank
wall or fencing and, because of its heavy leaf growth is an ideal source of shade for an arbor or pergola. Known for
its fast growth, most species of the plant can be invasive if not pruned on a regular basis.
Be sure that the supporting structure for the trunk system is sturdy enough to provide adequate strength for your Wisteria,
as the intertwining branches can quickly crush materials such as ordinary latticework and thin wooden posts.
Also, be careful about letting Wisterias to grow on houses or garages as it has been known to severely damage
gutters and downspouts. And if vines and branches climb under siding or shingles of a building they can easily pull
If properly cared for and aggressively pruned to prevent its invasive spreading, the
benefits of Wisteria's wonderful fragrance and beautiful blooms make it a desirable addition for your yard or cottage garden.
For more about the proper planting and caring of Wisteria, click here.