Chinese/Japanese Wisteria

Chinese/Japanese Wisteria

Non-native Wisteria varieties include Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) and Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda). Both Chinese and Japanese wisteria are invasive throughout the Eastern United States. Wisteria is a fast-growing climbing vine that grows up to 65 feet long and will cover anything in its path. It shades out native plants, preventing them from growing, and chokes existing shrubs and trees. Despite its invasive nature, wisteria plants are widely sold in nurseries and lawn and garden stores across the country.

Native Alternatives

American Wisteria

(Wisteria frutescens)

Dutchman’s Pipe

(Aristolochia macrophylla)

Trumpet Honeysuckle

(Lonicera sempervirens)


(Bignonia capreolata)