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Plant of the Week: Evergreen Wisteria

First off, this vine is not in the wisteria family. “Evergreen Wisteria” is its common name cause someone saw that its flowers and leaves look like wisteria so that person took the lazy way out and decided to call it “Evergreen Wisteria.” I could think of so many more suitable names for this plant. But. I digress.

Its botanical name is Millettia reticulata. Its a twining vine that grows 15 – 20′. The gorgeous reddish-purple flowers are fragrant and bloom in clusters summer through fall. It’s non-invasive, considered a Florida Friendly plant, a fast grower, likes full to part sun, semi-evergreen, and is low maintenance. It’s hardy in zones 8 – 11, so it does just fine here even during our colder winters. What more could you possibly want in a vine?

Evergreen Wisteria
Evergreen Wisteria (photo courtesy of the internet)
Evergreen Wisteria
Evergreen Wisteria (photo courtesy of the internet)

Come get yours before they’re all sold out!

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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