Monday, January 10, 2011
American Wisteria Amethyst Falls
Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Synonyms: Wisteria macrostachya
You will pretty much never find me recommending Wisteria as I have had a couple nasty bouts with its rampant growth. At one house we have been fighting a Wisteria for several years as it pops up all the time. 'Amethyst Falls' seems to be answer for people who want a Wisteria but don’t want it taking over their garden. The growth rate is about half as fast as the Asian Wisteria selections.
The flowers are quite similar to the ‘regular’ type of Wisteria but they do exude a less than fresh smell. If you like Wisteria and only have a small space or don’t want a lot of work keeping it in check than 'Amethyst Falls' is for you.
I took this next picture near Herald Square in Manhattan. I thought I would post it before the spring.