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Blue Moon Wisteria for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

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Wisteria Macrostachya 'Blue Moon'

Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon,' known to many as Blue Moon wisteria, is a vigorous climbing vine that can quickly cover a trellis, pergola, or any other garden structure on which you choose to grow it. This cultivar not only impresses with its climbing habit, but it also has some of the most impressive blooms you can find. The flowers of this plant have a blue to purple color and arrive in great numbers. At times, this plant can add these blooms to your garden multiple times per growing season. 

  • The Blue Moon wisteria can bloom three times in a single year.
  • Its flowers are numerous and have an excellent bluish color.
  • This wisteria is a fantastic climbing vine with a vigorous habit.
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Plant Care

Sunlight

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The Blue Moon wisteria grows best in full sunlight or partial shade conditions.

Watering

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Water about once per week when the plant is young. When the plant is mature, water when the soil becomes dry.

Fertilizing

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Add fertilizer once per year or less. Phosphorus-rich fertilizers often make for the best blooms.

Planting and Care

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on May 18, 2022

Planting instructions

The two most important factors when planting a Blue Moon wisteria are support and spacing. Provide your plant with a garden structure like an arbor or trellis to train it to climb from the onset. You should also give this plant a lot of adjacent space both above and below ground. This plant can expand aggressively, causing its branches to outcompete other plants and its roots to disrupt nearby foundations and paving. Anticipate this expansion by leaving plenty of open-air and ground space around your new Blue Moon wisteria plant.

Watering and nutrients

After you first plant your Blue Moon wisteria plant, you’ll want to maintain consistent soil moisture for the first year. Once your plant shows continuous healthy growth, you can reduce your watering schedule. In many cases, a mature Blue Moon wisteria will grow well with minimal supplemental water. These plants can also grow well without fertilization. But if you do choose to fertilize, do so once per year and consider using a fertilizer with plenty of phosphorus to encourage the best blooming characteristics.

Pollination

The Blue Moon wisteria blooms in the spring with flowers that can attract insects, such as bees, and other pollinators, such as hummingbirds. These plants are self-pollinating and will produce a fruit capsule after pollination is achieved. However, pollination is not a top priority for gardeners who grow Blue Moon wisteria, as cultivating fruits is not a common goal when raising this plant. Instead, the flowers and the climbing ability of this plant are far more desirable for most.

Pruning

Since the Blue Moon wisteria can grow so quickly, pruning is critical. The best approach is to prune this plant about twice per year. The first pruning should occur in early spring when the new growth is emerging but before the flowers arrive. The second pruning can occur later in the season, during late summer or fall. When pruning, thin the branches so that they don’t become too dense and remove any part of the plant that is dead or damaged. You will likely need to cut this plant back to control its overall size as well.

Pests, diseases, and animals

Although Blue Moon wisteria plants are vigorous, they can run into some complications related to pests and diseases. These plants may fall victim to winter dieback, leaf spot, and other problems like crown gall. Insect pests can also infest this plant, and some of the most common ones you’ll find are Japanese beetles, scale insects, mealybugs, and aphids. To treat these issues, you may need to spray insecticide or prune away diseased branches as soon as you notice them.

Achieving maximum results

During the early months of your Blue Moon wisteria’s growth, you might need to give it additional support by tying it with a string to your support structure. Once your plant begins twining on its own, you can remove the string and allow your plant to climb as it pleases.
Pruning is one of the most important tasks for this plant. Pruning lets you control the size of your vine and helps keep it healthy. However, you should know that flowers typically form on new wood and adjust your pruning tactics accordingly.

FAQs

Is the Blue Moon wisteria invasive?

The main reason that people are hesitant to grow wisteria in their yards is that these plants have a reputation for being invasive. This notion is generally true. Wisteria vines that come from Asia are invasive and will outcompete native species. However, the Blue Moon wisteria is native to Eastern North America, meaning that it does not have the same invasive status. Despite that, the Blue Moon wisteria can spread quickly, so you should be ready to control it regardless.

How large does a Blue Moon wisteria get?

Blue Moon wisterias use their fast growth habit to reach some impressive sizes. In many instances, these plants can reach 25 feet or more in height. However, the actual size of your Blue Moon wisteria will vary depending on how you prune it and what structure you use to grow it. Still, without pruning, these plants can quickly expand to quite a large size.

When does the Blue Moon wisteria bloom?

The Blue Moon wisteria provides its first seasonal blooms during the spring months. However, blooming often does not end there. A mature Blue Moon wisteria that grows in good conditions will often bloom twice more during the summer. This multiple bloom capability is one of the top reasons why people grow this plant, as it continually adds color through the warmest months of the year.

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Customer Reviews

Anonymous
Verified Buyer July 23, 2020 at 3:59am
ratingOptimistic

After a bit of a wait that was expected in these time, the two vines I ordered arrived well-packed and healthy. They've been in the ground for about a week and I'm looking forward to seeing how they fill out the 30 ft trellis I built for them on my fence.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer July 21, 2020 at 8:41pm
ratingHappy so far

It arrived in good condition and has only lost a few leaves in the heat, so now I'm waiting to see it grow! The white rhododendron I ordered however isn't doing well and all the leaves have come of and the stems are turning brown (the red one is doing great).

Anonymous
Verified Buyer July 4, 2020 at 3:04am
ratingGood plant, small size for the price

As usual was very well packaged and arrived healthy. But size is so small. I bought same plant on eBay, same size - half price.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer June 23, 2020 at 5:55pm
ratingExcellent

I actually bought them for a friend. They seem to be healthy and adapting well to our environment.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer June 22, 2020 at 4:45pm
ratingWisteria

All went smoothly in the order process and the wisteria arrived in very good shape. Was planted the next day and is doing great - especially given my rather brown thumb! Looking forward to a beautiful plant.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer June 20, 2020 at 7:02pm
ratingGreat!

I will order again! Nice thank you!!

Anonymous
Verified Buyer May 9, 2020 at 10:36am
ratingWisteria

Love my new trees, I changed the size of the container because it's just not warm enough here in New England yet. They are getting so big!!! Can't wait to put them in the ground. However I did call a month after I ordered because it said they ship in 2 weeks. The gentleman over the phone gave me a little attitude about scrolling to the bottom of the page and they don't ship till April. I ordered from my phone, I hadn't realized I had to scroll all the way down for a different ETA. The trees are lovely though :)

Mature height
25 ft.
Mature width
6-8 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Full Sun
Growth rate
Moderate
Botanical name
Wisteria Macrostachya 'Blue Moon'
Shipping exclusions
AZ
Grows Well In Zones
4-9
map
Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -10°F)

Blue Moon Wisteria for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

Wisteria Macrostachya 'Blue Moon'
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