Wisteria is an iconic climbing plant that adorns many homes, arbours and pergolas. This vigorous, woody, climbing vine produces pendulous flowers in spring in glorious colours of lilac, purple, pink and white. This climber twines and is not self-supporting like ivy. You will therefore need to tie it to a framework and be prepared for twice yearly pruning in order to keep it to a good shape. These are vigorous vines which like full sun and a rich soil. They reward their grower with a showy spring mantle like no other!