Aunt Dee Wisteria- Tree Form Tree
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Aunt Dee Wisteria- Tree Form Tree
Aunt Dee Wisteria- Tree Form Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Aunt Dee Wisteria- Tree Form
Wisteria macrostachys 'Aunt Dee' Tree Form

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Our Aunt Dee Wisteria will bring a romantic feel to your landscape each spring with its long clusters of lightly fragrant lavender flowers dripping from every branch. If you’ve always loved Wisteria for its dreamy blossoms but were afraid this fast-growing vine would take over your house, we have some good news: this native selection is less rampant than the usual form, and we’ve trained it into a tree so that it can stand on its own. As a bonus, this lovely vine-turned-tree may delight you with a repeat performance of blooms later in the season, too! We not only offer Aunt Dee in tree form, but as a part of our Tree Art line we also offer a “Trunk Twist” version with a fun coiled trunk.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

Hold your horses!  Before you accuse this plant of being the same vine that swallowed up the South (along with Kudzu), take a closer look.  This is not one of those rambunctious Asian Wisterias, but a tamer native sort, known as “Kentucky Wisteria.”  We have trained it to grow in a tree form.  This selection was first grown around 50 years ago by Minnesota garden center ownerBrad Pederson.  That key word “Minnesota” tells you how cold-hardy it is.  And yes, there was a real “Aunt Dee”—Brad’s great-aunt got the honors.

The Details

This iconic blooming vine has been trained into a tree form so now you can plant it wherever you want - no trellis necessary! This majestic tree form is covered in bright green foliage and beautiful clusters of light purple flowers that appear in late spring/early summer. Definitely a specimen that you want to show off in your garden.

How to Grow

This species of Wisteria can be found growing naturally all along the Southern half of the Mississippi River Valley.  Consequently, it will exist happily in that low spot in your yard that often gets a little squishy.  Higher ground is good, too.  While this version of Wisteria is not as fast-growing as others, it will still create a lot of foliage over the course of the growing season.  Don’t be afraid to give it some tough love with the clippers if it starts to get out of bounds.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Flower Color Lavender
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

5-6' tall. Grown in our #8 tree container this vine is transitioned into a small tree. Unique and interesting for all landscapes.

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Aunt Dee Wisteria- Tree Form Tree
Aunt Dee Wisteria- Tree Form Leaf
Aunt Dee Wisteria- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 817