Can I put a wisteria on a pergola with some shade?
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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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: