Species of Wisteria

The genus Wisteria has long been prized for its beauty and grace, especially in Japan and China, with much mythology and art depicting wisteria. The Japanese particularly have been cultivating Wisteria for hundreds of years, and ancient plants are protected and opened to the public as huge tourist attractions.

There are two Japanese species, Wisteria floribunda and Wisteria brachybotrys, one Chinese species, Wisteria sinensis and one American species, Wisteria frutescens.