EVERGREEN WISTERIA

FAMILY: Papilionaceae | GENUS: MILLETTIA reticulata

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Vines / Ground Covers
  • Deciduous
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

From China. Vigorous, twining vine with leaves like those of wisteria: shiny, leathery, divided into many leaflets. In fall, bears tight clusters of dark purple-red flowers with odor of cedar and camphor; unlike those of true wisteria, they stand atop the foliage. Usually described as reaching 15 ft., butlike wisteriacan attain great size. Grows extremely fast; once established, can overwhelm trees if permitted to climb into them. Best used as cover for large arbor, pergola, or chain-link fence. Evergreen in the Tropical South, deciduous elsewhere.

M. taiwanensis is a newer intro- duction, similar in appearance but more cold hardy and less vigorous, increasing its range into the Middle South.

Search by Plant Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Experience our exclusive vacation collection.