Wisteria Vines

Can I Put a Wisteria on a Pergola With Some Shade?

obiehome88 added on March 25, 2015 | Answered

We have a pergola in some shade and want to get a vine to grow on top but not sure if a wisteria will work.

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Answered on March 25, 2015

Yes, wisteria would work on a pergola with some training of the vines. However, wisteria needs plenty of sunlight. It will grow in partial shade, but needs at least 6-8 hours of full sun to bloom best.

If the wisteria is not good for your location based on its sunlight criteria, then you could consider star jasmine (which is a shade loving vine) and Vitis Vinifera (semi-shade or no shade). Here is an article with other good choices for a pergola:


For more information on growing wisteria, please visit the following link:

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