Don’t let these fragrant, beautiful blooms fool you. In spite of its beauty, Wisteria sinensis is an aggressive, fast-growing vine that can quickly take over other plants. Wisteria has become an invasive species in many parts of the eastern United States. It's root system is large and powerful, and can be damaging if it's not properly maintained, so you should be very careful when planting this one near walls or pathways.
Wisteria sinensis also known as Chinese Wisteria clings to supporting plants or man-made structures using its twining stems. Its shiny, green leaves are 10–30 cm in length, with 9-13 oblong leaflets that are each 2–6 cm long. Its flower are white, purple, or blue, produced on 15–20 cm racemes before the leaves emerge in spring. If you look this plant up online, you'll see that its roots can grow 10-15ft but we've seen first had that they can actually grow much bigger than that! In some cases up to 50 feet! Although this plant is beautiful, all parts of it contain a glycoside called wisterin which is toxic if ingested! Best to avoid this one!
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