Wisteria sinensis is known for its dramatic floral display of fragrant, violet-blue, pea-like flowers that appear in spring in long, showy pendulous clusters. The flowers are followed by 4-6 inch long, velvety, bean-like seed pods that may persist into winter. The deep green compound leaves are divided into pointed leaflets. Prune when done flowering to control size and shape. Chinese Wisteria is a fast growing deciduous woody vine with twining stems that needs space and a sturdy structure for support as it climbs and develops a massive trunk over time. Wisteria can be trained into an espalier or a small tree but is perfect on arbors, fences, or patios. Winter deciduous.