Blue Moon Wisteria Vine
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
For a flower as beautiful as it is fragrant, the Blue Moon Wisteria is a gorgeous deciduous vine that adds beauty to any landscape. This type of Wisteria differs from other varieties, blooming up to three times each season in most hardiness zones. Enjoy long-lasting color and an enticing aroma with this plant.
Your neighbors will surely notice your beautiful Wisteria vine. Its lovely blue-purple hues and scent attract other visitors, too! Hummingbirds and butterflies can’t resist this wonderful bit of foliage. With deep green leaves and gorgeous lavender-blue flowers, its sure to impress.
Plus, this Wisteria is sturdy, lasting against extreme heat and cold. It even adapts to different soil types and drought, all while being deer-resistant too.
These beautiful vines add dazzling blooms to any yard. Make a statement by growing it on your fence, trellis, deck, or even as an entrance to a butterfly garden!
Plant it somewhere you can enjoy all its splendor. It’s even wonderful in flower arrangements. Since this Wisteria lasts longer than typical varieties, spring feels like it goes on forever.
Order your Blue Moon Wisteria Vine and inject some spectacular color and scent into your space.
What temperatures can this plant withstand?
This hardy plant is also known for its temperature tolerance, as it can survive in a wide range of climates. This vine can tolerate temperatures as low as -20°f, making it a great option for gardeners in colder regions.
How long does this wisteria take to bloom?
When it comes to blooming, the Blue Moon Wisteria Vine typically takes about three years to fully mature and produce flowers. However, once it begins to bloom, it will continue to do so for many years to come.
Well-supported plants grown in full sun will encourage blooms in as early as 2 years. Fertilizing yearly will also help to produce quicker and more vibrant wisteria blooms.
Is Blue Moon Wisteria invasive?
The Blue Moon Wisteria Vine is not considered invasive as it does not spread aggressively or cause harm to native plants. This vine is a cultivar of the Chinese Wisteria, which is known for its vigorous growth and invasive tendencies. However, the Blue Moon variety is a more restrained grower. It has a slower rate of expansion and remains a more manageable size than the variety it originated from.
Does this vine twine clockwise or counterclockwise?
The stems of the Blue Moon Wisteria twine counterclockwise. The twining direction of a vine is genetic and most vines twine counterclockwise.
Is this plant drought-tolerant?
This Wisteria needs moist soil to thrive. While it can tolerate some drought, it cannot sustain long-term without adequate moisture. This vine prefers well-drained, moist soil.
Once you've found the perfect planting location (one that is in full sun and will have access to consistent moisture), its time to get to work. The best time to plant your Blue Moon Wisteria Vine is in the spring or fall. It's important to plant it before the hot summer months, as the plant will need time to establish itself before facing extreme heat. It's also important to plant it before the ground freezes in the winter.
When planting Blue Moon Wisteria, dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the root ball. If planting more than one vine, be sure to space the plants at least 10-15 feet apart. We suggest that you mix some compost or well-rotted manure into the soil to improve drainage and provide nutrients. Place the plant in the hole and backfill with soil, making sure to tamp down lightly to remove air pockets.
Water the plant deeply after planting and continue to water it regularly during the first growing season. We recommend that you give it around 1 inch of water per week in its initial growing stage. Once established, Blue Moon Wisteria is fairly drought-tolerant, but it still prefers consistent moisture. Note: your vine should never be planted in an area prone to standing water.
This plant may require staking during its vigorous growth stage, and many people choose to do so. After you plant your Wisteria vine, drive your stake 6 to 12 inches down and roughly 1/2 inch away from the stem. Secure the tree with planter's tape every 8 inches. This can also be done against a trellis, fence, or other supporting structure if you prefer.
Regular watering is crucial for the growth of this vine, particularly during the hot summer months. Water your Blue Moon Wisteria Vine deeply once a week, and more frequently during periods of drought. During your first year, an inch of water per week is recommended. We suggest that you water your plants in the morning or evening on hot, summer days to allow the plant to soak up the water before it evaporates. This will also help minimize any sun scorch. A slow trickling from the hose often works best so the soil can absorb water without any runoff. After it's established, rainfall will suffice.
Your Wisteria will require little fertilizing. However, fertilizing the plant once a year with a balanced fertilizer will help to promote healthy growth and vibrant flowers. If you have poor or sandy soil, use a small amount of fertilizer like formula 5-10-10 or 5-10-5. Feed your Wisteria about 3/4 cup per square yard each year during the spring for the best results.
Wisteria really thrives when its pruned two times per year, once in late winter and again in mid-summer. Winter pruning is to prepare the flowering spurs for the upcoming season, while summer pruning keeps the foot-long recemes under control and encourages them to become flowering spurs. To encourage the growth of new flowers, it 's important to prune your Wisteria vine in late winter or early spring before the plant begins to grow new leaves. You should also cut back any dead or damaged wood, and remove any side shoots that are growing off the main stem.
Here are some landscaping ideas to consider when planting your Wisteria vine:
Blue Moon Wisteria is the perfect plant for decorating and embellishing an arbor or trellis. Training your vine to grow up and along a structure such as an arbor or trellis is a great way to create an elegant and romantic entrance to your garden or home. This plant can also be trained to climb up a pergola, helping to create a shaded seating area with stunning views of the blooming flowers.
Plant your Blue Moon Wisteria plant along a fence to create a natural privacy screen. This adds beauty and functionality to your yard or garden.