Japanese and Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda and W. sinensis)
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 throughout
the mid-Atlantic and southeast.
Tags:Grow on and over trees, decreasing light to plants below (15-inch diameter, 65-foot length), Add weight to trees, making them susceptible to storm damage and breakage, Spread vegetatively and are known to hybridize, Vine with showy flowers and fragrance, American Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens), Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata), Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), (Replacement plants for fragrance:), Coast Azalea (Rhododendron atlanticum), Sweet Azalea (Rhododendron canescens), Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)