Wisteria is a woody, climbing vine. Although it is a climbing vine, it can be trained into a tree-like shape, usually with a wavy trunk and a flattened top. It can grow up to 20-30 meters (65-98 ft.). Leaves are shiny green, petals of its flowers are white, violet, or blue, with yellow spot in center. The flowers have a distinct sweet scent similar to grapes.
Native to China in the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, and Yunnan, but was introduced to Europe and North America in 1816 and has secured a place as one of the most popular flowering vines for home gardens.
Different spelling Wistaria. It can live for over 100 years. This plant is a member of the pea family, and has seedpods that are actually legumes.