5 Plants That Resemble Wisteria


Plants Like Wisteria

Wisteria is a plant with almost incomparable and truly beautiful flowers. This vining plant blooms in large clusters of hanging flowers that range from shades of blue to purple to lilac. If you already have this plant in your house or can’t find it anywhere, then you might want suggestions for plants like Wisteria.

Luckily, we have a few fantastic alternatives to Wisteria that you may find suitable for your garden. We have added 5 options to our list, so you have the liberty to choose whichever one you find to be more eye-striking.

Plants That Are Similar to Wisteria

Below, there are 5 plants like Wisteria, and a short description attached for each of them:

Actinidia

Actinidia plant

Scientific Classifications:

Kingdom:  Plantae

Clade:        Angiosperms

Clade:        Asterids

Order:        Ericales

Family:       Actinidiaceae

Genus:        Actinidia

Type species: Actinidia callosa

This is essentially a genus, and plants of this genus grow mostly in the Eastern part of Asia. For an alternative to Wisteria, you could get the Actinidia plants that grow tall and sturdy vines.

In terms of the vines, it will give you a very similar look to that of wisteria. Although it does not have lilac flowers, the white flowers that come before the kiwi fruits in the plant are also nice.

Ampelopsis

Ampelopsis plant

Scientific Classifications:

Kingdom:  Plantae

Clade:        Angiosperms

Clade:        Eudicots

Order:        Vitales

Family:       Vitaceae

Subfamily: Vitoideae

Genus:        Ampelopsis

Ampelopsis is a climbing herbs genus. This plant also goes by the names porcelain berry and pepper vine.

Species of this genus can grow quite tall shrubs. If you plant it next to a wall, it will cover a large portion of your wall and give a similar look to vines of Wisteria.

Clematis

Clematis plant

Scientific Classifications:

Kingdom:  Plantae

Clade:        Angiosperms

Order:        Ranunculales

Family:       Ranunculaceae

Subfamily: Ranunculoideae

Tribe:         Anemoneae

Genus:        Clematis

Genus of plants from the buttercup family, Clematis genus contains plants with a lot of varieties. However, if we had to pick one similar to Wisteria, we would suggest taking a look at Clematis Montana.

It grows vines and has wonderful light pink blooms which smell like vanilla!

Hedera

Hedera plant

Scientific Classifications:

Kingdom:  Plantae

Clade:        Angiosperms

Clade:        Asterids

Order:        Apiales

Family:       Araliaceae

Subfamily: Aralioideae

Genus:        Hedera L.

You may have heard of Hedera before with a different name – ivy.

While plants from this genus do not have remarkable blooms, their foliage can create a wonderful display by covering the exterior walls of buildings. It is a very hardy plant, so you can easily grow it.

Humulus

Humulus plant

Scientific Classifications:

Kingdom:  Plantae

Clade:        Angiosperms

Clade:        Rosids

Order:        Rosales

Family:       Cannabaceae

Genus:        Humulus

The Humulus genus is very small. There are two species that are similar to wisteria as they are climbing perennials.

Their foliage is very appealing to the eye, and it also has beautiful flowers known as hops.

Resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinidia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelopsis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clematis

https://www.gardenia.net/plant-variety/clematis-montana-group

https://shop.holex.com/en_US/greens-foliage-wholesale-guide

Tanim Islam Neil

Tanim Islam Neil is a business student who loves to share his love of plants with the world. His articles are filled with information about all things plants. He likes to write about plant care, and propagation. When he's not writing articles, he spends his time exploring new possibilities.

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