Is a woody, deciduous, perennial climbing vine in the genus Wisteria, native to China. While this plant is a climbing vine, it can be trained into a tree-like shape, usually with a wavy trunk and a flattened top. The flowers are white, violet, or blue, produced on 15-20 cm racemes in spring, usually reaching their peak in mid-May. The flowers on each raceme open simultaneously before the foliage has expanded, and have a distinctive fragrance similar to that of grapes. All parts of the plant contain a glycoside called wisterin which is toxic if ingested.
In Belgium is a common garden plant, very pretty in the spring.