Wisteria Vines
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Can I put a wisteria on a pergola with some shade?

Zone Pa 6 | 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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shelley
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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:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/pergola-climbing-plants.htm

For more information on growing wisteria, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/wisteria/growing-wisteria-proper-wisteria-vine-care.htm

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