Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine (Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’)

Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine


What is Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine

A fast-growing vine that produces full purple flowers up to 12 inches long, the Amethyst Falls delivers a graceful show of shimmering beauty that is otherwise typically reserved for the sunny south. And since it’s a sterile plant, it won’t take over your yard like many other varieties of Wisteria.

Your Wisteria blossoms each spring with cascading flowers that will repeat throughout summer. While the lavender-colored blooms steal the show, the green foliage is impressive in its own right. New leaves are so shiny that they’ll look like gems when the sun hits them.

Even better? It’s carefree! The Amethyst Falls Wisteria is easy to grow and adapts well to a wide range of soils. Once established, it’s drought tolerant. There are no known issues regarding insects or pests, and it’s deer resistant as well. You won’t have to do a thing to keep your Amethyst Falls Wisteria looking gorgeous.

It flourishes quickly at the onset of spring, elegantly wrapping around fences and trellises. If you’re one of those growers who are eager to see results as soon as temperatures warm, you’ll love how swiftly this vine swings into action.

Whether you plant your Wisteria in a container, use it as a vine for your arbors and pergolas, or train it as a tree, your Amethyst Falls will grow above and beyond. That’s because we’ve planted, grown and nurtured your Amethyst Falls with care.

Now, you reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery, with healthy, intact roots and better growth, delivered right to your door.

The only work for you? Picking the perfect spot for your Amethyst Falls! Your Amethyst Falls Wisteria vine from GardenCenterPoint Nursery will arrive with a good, solid root system so it will quickly adapt to its new home, without the guesswork.

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How to Grow and Care for Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine

Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine (Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors


Select a location with well-drained soil and full sun (about 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily).

Dig a hole that is three times as wide as the root ball and just as deep (if planting more than one, space the plants 10-15 feet apart). Gently hold the plant while making sure it’s vertical in the hole and backfill the hole with your other hand, working the soil around the roots to avoid air pockets. You may have to stake your Wisteria – in that case, surround your plant with stakes that are about 6 to 10 inches deep in the soil.


During your first year of growth, an inch of rainfall per week is recommended. Typically, this means watering once or twice weekly in the morning or evening on hot, summer days to allow the plant to soak up the water before it evaporates. A slow trickling from the hose works best so the soil can absorb water. After establishment, rainfall will suffice for your Wisteria.


Your Wisteria will require little fertilizing. If you have poor or sandy soil then consider using a small amount of fertilizer like formula 5-10-10 or 5-10- Feed your wisteria about 3/4 cup per square yard each year during the spring.


Wisteria needs to be pruned twice a year, typically once in late winter and again in mid-summer. Winter pruning is to prepare the flowering spurs for the upcoming season. Summer pruning keeps the long, whip-like shoots under control.

Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine (Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’) Details

Common name Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine
Botanical name Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 20-30 ft.
Width 5-8 ft.