It’s helpful to know that these long “whips” are juvenile stems and will not produce bloom the following year, so no harm comes from pruning them back to 6 to 12 inches from a main stem. Wisteria Summer Cascade Growing Wisterias in a Cold Climate Standard. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. The tresses are around a foot long, and bloom in charming pastels. On the plus side, North American species will bloom even when they are young. This is not something cold climate gardeners can easily achieve. This is one you might even want to try, at least as an experiment, in USDA zone 2 (AgCan zone 3). The difference is that they bloom on new wood, that is, new stems that sprout in spring, and that means the plant can bloom even after a harsh winter. First of all, their flower spikes are less than half as long, so they really don’t drip down like the Asian species. TYPE Vine SUN Full Sun HEIGHT 16 ft SOIL Moist to Well Drained SPREAD Variable FLOWER Early Summer, Purple ZONE 3 FRUIT No Fruit The narrow pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall. Also, they don’t bloom as heavily as Asia wisterias often do: you simply don’t seem them “covered with flowers” like an Asian wisteria can sometimes be… in zones 7 or 8, that is! It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Here then are some tips that can help you succeed. There are some extra hardy cultivars, such as W. floribunda ‘Lawrence’ and W. sinensis ‘Caroline’, that may bloom fairly well in USDA zone 4b (AgCan zone 5b)… but only after a fairly mild winter. Get all the latest information on Events, Sales and Offers.Sign up for newsletter today. The cultivar considered the most suited to northern gardens is W. frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’, but still, its susceptibility to spring frosts means it really can’t be widely recommended north of USDA zone 4b (AgCan zone 5b), except in the most protected spots. Otherwise they’re pretty much identical. It has green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. They're accompanied by a delightful fragrance that permeates the garden on sunny afternoons. The narrow pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Rather, they look a bit more like a lavender pinecone. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. Summer Cascade Wisteria is draped in stunning chains of fragrant lavender pea-like flowers with powder blue overtones hanging below the branches from late spring to early summer. ), with their dripping spikes of scented lavender blooms, are probably the most desirable of all climbing plants in colder climates… precisely because they are so difficult to get to bloom. The North American species, American wisteria (W. frutescens) and Kentucky wisteria (W. macrostachya), have gained in popularity over recent years as cold-climate alternatives to the Asian species. The spectacular bloom of a Japanese wisteria… in zone 8. If you’ve failed in the past, the newer, hardier W. macrostachya cultivars might just be what you need for good results this time. Summer Cascade™ is a beautiful flowering vine which can easily cover an arbor or pergola, creating a cool, shady place. That said, it must be admitted that the North American species aren’t nearly as impressive in bloom as the Asian species. Moreover, both species tend to rebloom once or twice during the summer. Opens a dialog Tap on image to zoom. American wisteria (W. frutescens) is the earliest bloomer of the two North American species, usually in May or early June. Summer Cascade creates this picturesque floral display up to three times per year. It blooms later than the others, often not until the end of June in colder areas, well out of reach of frost. Opens a dialog. DESCRIPTION:  One of the hardiest of all Wisterias, this stunning vine is highly tolerant to cold and features stunning chains of lavender flowers; vine can grow quite woody, needs ample support and full sun. After all, the rarer the plant and the more impossible it is to get it to grow properly, the more you’re bound to want one! Blooming in June on new growth, individual flowers are borne on long showy racemes and open as a lovely shade of dark lavender before fading. **Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Summer Cascade Wisteria Stunning Blooms up to Three Times a Year. Wisterias (Wisteria spp. Wisteria macrostachya 'Betty Mathews' $ 24.99. This is one you might even want to try, at least as an experiment, in USDA zone 2 (AgCan zone 3). It needs well-drained conditions and soil that is not too rich. Summer Cascade™ Wisteria is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Best of luck with your wisteria trials. Be the first to review “Wisteria ‘Summer Cascade’” Cancel reply. Wisteria macrostachya Summer Cascade™ (‘Betty Matthews’). In actual fact, they are pretty much equal to Asian species when it comes to stem hardiness (USDA zone 3, AgCan zone 4), but where they shine is in their capacity to bloom after a cold winter. If you live north of USDA hardiness zone 4 (AgCan hardiness zone 5), you’re in the “not really a good climate for wisterias” region, but you can be successful… if you choose one of the hardiest cultivars. If you plant them in soil that is too rich, or if you add a nitrogen-rich fertilizer, the plant will tend to produce lots of leaves but few flowers. The narrow leaves emerge coppery-bronze in spring and turn yellow in fall. You can tell the two apart by the direction the twining stems turn in: clockwise in the case of Japanese wisteria and counterclockwise in the case of Chinese wisteria. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Although they will grow in USDA zone 3 (AgCan zone 4), but often freezing back severely, their flower buds are formed over the previous summer and overwinter on the plant (they bloom on old wood). You can prune back wisteria immediately after their main bloom… or as late as at the end of winter. Consider growing them on a pergola or up an old tree. Many North American wisteria will already be in bloom when you buy them and will continue blooming from then on. Shipping is free on orders over $75 to Calgary and select areas, No more waiting in long lines at your local garden centre, Easy to navigate site to find the perfect plant for any spot in your garden, You don’t have to destroy your car with messy plants and bags of soilYou don’t have to destroy your car with messy plants and bags of soil, If you don’t have a car or truck it can be cumbersome to bring plants/soil home, We offer installation services for your new plants. Summer Cascade Wisteria is draped in stunning chains of fragrant lavender pea-like flowers with powder blue overtones hanging below the branches from late spring to early summer. Summer Cascade ™ is a beautiful flowering vine that can easily cover an arbor or pergola, creating a cool, shady place. This is a high maintenance woody vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Once your wisteria starts to take off, don’t hesitate to cut back its roaming branches. Wisterias live in symbiosis with bacteria on their roots that provide them with the nitrogen they need for their growth. 608-833-5244 7595 W Mineral Point Rd Verona, WI 53593 Hours: Closed for the Season (608) 271-3230 5555 Irish Lane Fitchburg, WI 53711 Hours: Closed for the Season. And the flower buds are less hardy than the stems, so they almost always freeze where winters are cold. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. And there is a new arrival, deemed the hardiest wisteria of all: Summer Cascade ™ (W. macrostachya ‘Betty Matthews’). It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. It thrives all the way up through zone 4, putting wisteria in reach for a lot more gardeners. In fact, cutting them back may even help stimulate better bloom. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. *We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up. For that reason, you can’t reasonably expect to get Asian wisteria to bloom reliably north of USDA zone 5b (AgCan zone 6b). Also, North American types are less dominant plants, not nearly as likely to take over your landscape with crushing, spreading, invasive stems as Asian wisteria are prone to do. They bloom later, in June, and are in fact sometimes called “summer wisterias”. Of course, these addition flowerings are not as dense as the first wave, but who doesn’t appreciate a few extra blossoms? Studies at the University of Minnesota show it to be the only wisteria that can truly be counted on to bloom annually and abundantly in USDA zone 3 (it hasn’t been officially tested in Canada, but the AgCan equivalent would be zone 4). You must be logged in to post a review. It has green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. Finally, when the Asian species start to bloom, their foliage isn’t yet fully formed, allowing the flowers to dominate while North American wisteria flowers have to peek out through fully leafed out stems. Fast & Reliable Shipping to your front door. BOTANICAL NAME: Wisteria macrostachya 'Betty Matthews'AVERAGE HEIGHT: 8 MetersAVERAGE SPREAD: 0.6 MeterSUN EXPOSURE: Full sunFLOWER COLOUR: LavenderFLOWERING TIME: Mid to late spring and may re-bloomFOLIAGE COLOUR: GreenCOLD HARDINESS: Zone 4  ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius ) - Requires sheltered location for warrantyWATER NEEDS: AverageOTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds,  Fragrant. It is scheduled to go into continent-wide distribution in 2016, so look for it in a garden center near you very shortly. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. A fast growing, hardy vine featuring abundant chains of lavender pea-shaped blooms with powder blue overtones hanging below branches accented by green foliage. Wisteria frutescens: while attractive in bloom, it is not really as impressive as the Asian species. Both produce long spikes of grape-scented flowers that drip down to up to 20 inches (50 cm) in length. This puts their late-to-sprout flower buds out of range of late frosts in most years. Wisteria’s refusal to flower even in mild climates is legendary; in cold areas, it is even less reliable. Note too that wisterias are very strong growers and will need a solid support, easily overwhelming and even crushing small wooden trellises. The most coveted wisterias are two Asian species, Japanese wisteria (W. floribunda) and its doppelgänger, Chinese wisteria (W. sinensis). 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