Summer Cascade Wisteria (Wisteria macrostachya ‘Betty Matthews’)

Summer Cascade Wisteria

Let’s be honest–something is so magical about Wisterias. The flowers can draw you in with their beauty and the vine grows in beautiful patterns.

This Summer Cascade™ Wisteria (Wisteria Macrostachya ‘Betty Matthews’) is a vine, but can be trained as a single stem Wisteria tree.

Planting and Application:

This unique Wisteria is a hardy version with dark lavender blue flowers that bloom in June.

  • The lavender flowers bloom dark and fade as they open creating a mystic ombre look. They grow in bunches and when you see them all hanging, it looks like a magical forest.
  • The foliage is a lovely bright green that looks amazing against the purple and blue tones.
  • People use this twining vine to cover porches, pergolas, and trellises. Talk about a dream fairy garden!
  • This vine or trained blue wisteria tree can grow from 15-20 feet in length and spreads 6-10 feet wide.
  • People love to use these flowers in arrangements because of their good looks and sweet fragrance.
  • The Summer Cascade Wisteria thrives in zones 4-8. Need to find your hardiness zone? Use our map to locate yours!

Tips for Care:

Taking care of and planting Summer Cascade Wisterias isn’t too stressful! Your yard will be magical in no time.

  • Provide your wisteria with full sun as they grow fast and want nourishment! The lavender shades shine in the sunlight.
  • Like most trees, plant your wisteria in well-drained soil. This will ensure the soil is still moist, but won’t drown the roots and cause root rot!
  • Prune in the late winter for a happy and healthy Wisteria!

Summer Cascade Wisteria (Wisteria macrostachya ‘Betty Matthews’) Details

Common name Summer Cascade Wisteria
Botanical name Wisteria macrostachya 'Betty Matthews'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Fast
Height 15 - 20 ft.
Width 6 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color Purple