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American Wisteria can grow up to 15m long over many supports via powerful clockwise-twining stems. It produces dense clusters of blue-purple, two-lipped, 2-cm-wide flowers on racemes 5–15 cm long in late spring to early summer. These are the smallest racemes produced by any member of the Wisteria family.
The wildllife garden is about half an acre of native plants specifically planted for habitat. The main water source is a pond that is filtered by two gravel streams. It is managed as a no pesticide yard, letting the insects and birds maintain balance.
This plant blooms profusely before the leaves and then again throughout the season. These blooms are frequented by bumble bees.