How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Wisteria—Wisteria spp.
Family Fabaceae (Pea family)

Plant Identification

Wisterias are attractive deciduous vines that are often grown as trees and shrubs.  They have large green leaves divided into many leaflets.  Clusters of blue, white, or pink flowers bloom in spring, often all at once followed by pea-shaped pods.  Foliage yellows in fall. 

Optimum conditions for growth

Wisterias are very adaptable plants.  Most do well in areas with full sun and require little to moderate amounts of water.  They can tolerate many soil types but need good drainage.  Prune and train to control the shape and size of the plants and to encourage bloom.  Fertilizer is generally not needed.

Wisteria blossoms

Pests and disorders of Wisteria spp.




Diseases continued

Environmental disorders



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