A closeup of the Aunt Dee Kentucky Wisteria violet and cream colored flower clusters
A closeup of the Aunt Dee Kentucky Wisteria violet and cream colored flower clusters on white
A branch of the Aunt Dee Wisteria dark green leaflets on white
A closeup of the Aunt Dee Kentucky Wisteria violet and cream colored flower clusters
A closeup of the Aunt Dee Kentucky Wisteria violet and cream colored flower clusters on white
A branch of the Aunt Dee Wisteria dark green leaflets on white

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: As Trained
  • Mature Width: As Trained
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: As Desired



  • Long, elegant clusters of lavender and white flowers that appear in late spring to early summer
  • Each delicate flower is lightly fragrant
  • This native selection of Wisteria has been trained in to a tree form, so plant it near your patio or porch to enjoy its beauty
  • Possibility for a second showing of these lovely blooms later in the season
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Aunt Dee Kentucky Wisteria

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Wisteria macrostachys 'Aunt Dee'

Regular price $425.00
Shipping included
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Why the Aunt Dee Kentucky Wisteria?

Our Aunt Dee Wisteria will bring a romantic feel to your landscape each spring with its long clusters of lightly fragrant lavender flowers dripping from every branch. If you’ve always loved Wisteria for its dreamy blossoms but were afraid this fast-growing vine would take over your house, we have some good news: this native selection is less rampant than the usual form, and we’ve trained it into a tree so that it can stand on its own. As a bonus, this lovely vine-turned-tree may delight you with a repeat performance of blooms later in the season, too! We not only offer Aunt Dee in tree form, but as a part of our Tree Art line we also offer a “Trunk Twist” version with a fun coiled trunk.

Hold your horses! Before you accuse this plant of being the same vine that swallowed up the South (along with Kudzu), take a closer look. This is not one of those rambunctious Asian Wisterias, but a tamer native sort known as “Kentucky Wisteria.” We have trained it to grow in a tree form. This selection was first grown around 50 years ago by Minnesota garden center owner Brad Pederson. That keyword “Minnesota” tells you how cold-hardy it is. And yes, there was a real “Aunt Dee”—Brad’s great-aunt got the honors.

How to use in the landscape?

This iconic blooming vine has been trained into a tree form so now you can plant it wherever you want - no trellis necessary! This majestic tree form is covered in bright green foliage and beautiful clusters of light purple flowers that appear in late spring/early summer. Definitely a specimen that you want to show off in your garden.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 5-8

    Mature Height: As Trained

    Mature Width: As Trained

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: As Desired

How To Plant

This species of Wisteria can be found growing naturally all along the Southern half of the Mississippi River Valley. Consequently, it will exist happily in that low spot in your yard that often gets a little squishy. Higher ground is good, too.

How To Water

They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.

How To Fertilize

During fall, feed your Wisteria Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.

How To Prune

While this version of Wisteria is not as fast-growing as others, it will still create a lot of foliage over the course of the growing season. Don’t be afraid to give it some tough love with the clippers if it starts to get out of bounds.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 5-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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