Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese & Chinese Wisteria

These similar-looking exotic species were introduced from China in 1816 and Japan around 1830. Favored for their rapid growth, dense foliage, and fragrant blooms, they have been used extensively as decorative additions to porches, walls, and gazebos. Unfortunately, they are now reported as invasive in forested areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, including Northern Virginia.

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese & Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda & W. sinensis)

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