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Wisteria

Wisteria is one of the most loved and hated vines. On the plus side, it bears gorgeous clusters of fragrant flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white in spring. Unfortunately, it is also a very vigorous grower with underground runners that can overtake a garden.

Gardeners in Zones 4 and 5 look for extra-hardy varieties such as 'Blue Moon', 'Aunt Dee', and 'Clara Mack'. They're bred from North American native species and less likely to become invasive. 

Plant Name: Wisteria selections

Size: Climbs to 30 feet

Zones: 5-9

Test Garden Tip: Some varieties may become invasive in some areas; check local restrictions before planting nonnative species and varieties.

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