During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. Which means that even thought they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it won’t harm the plant(s). Monday through Wednesday.

Evergreen Wisteria

Evergreen Wisteria
Item# evergreen-wisteria
Regular price: $19.95
Sale price: $18.95
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks

Product Description

Botanical Name Millettia reticulata Features An attractive Asian vine that does resemble Wisteria (but is not in fact a Wisteria) and has dark purple-red flower clusters that are held above the foliage. A good fast-growing vine for the large arbor, pergola, or chain link fence.

Exposure Full sun to partial sun Hardiness Zone USDA Zones 8-10 Mature Size 15’ Tall, 3-6’ Wide

Genus Description Millettia is a genus of about 120 species of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and woody-stemmed climbers from deciduous and evergreen woodland in Africa, Madagascar, India, and E. Asia. They have pinnate leaves, with lance-­shaped to broadly ovate leaflets, borne alternately or in opposite pairs. Pea-like flowers are produced in terminal and lateral racemes or panicles, similar to those of wisterias. Where not hardy, grow in a cool or temperate green­house. In milder areas, grow as specimen trees or shrubs, and use climbers to clothe a fence, arch, pergola, or trellis. The reticulate specie is twining, woody climber or scandent shrub bearing pinnate leaves with 5-9 lance-shaped to elliptic, semi- leathery leaflets, 1¼ -3 ½ in long. In summer, produces pea-like, rose-pink, red, or blue flowers, to ½ in long, in dense racemes or panicles, 6-8in long.

Care Tips

Cultivation Under glass, grow in soil-based potting mix in full light, with shade from hot sun. When in growth, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly; water sparingly in winter. Outdoors, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Trim annually, as needed: after flowering, if flowering on previous year’s growth, or from late winter to spring, if flowering on current year’s growth. Trim to fit available space; carry out renovation pruning as needed.

Pests and Diseases Whiteflies, aphids, and spider mites may be troublesome under glass.