Wisteria is a deciduous vine that has a long life span, relative to most other plant species, and fast growth rate that climb by twining their stems round any available support. It has shiny, bright green oval leaves, usually up to 13 on each stem, which fall in the autumn. In the Spring, the wisteria plant produces an amazing quantity of beautiful scented cascading flower clusters resembling bunches of grapes; wisteria flowers increase in size and beauty each year.
Wisteria flowers occur in long, pendulous clusters of blooms which open sequentially from the base to the tip. Individual wisteria flowers are nearly 1 inch long and are white, pink, violet-blue or lavender and quite fragrant.