Callerya megasperma – Native Wisteria

This twining vine is native to northern coastal NSW and southern Queensland, so suits sub-tropical areas. It bears large trusses of purple pea flowers in late winter to spring, which resemble the exotic wisteria, but this vine is an evergreen. It has handsome glossy leaves, so is attractive even when not in flower. It is a good butterfly attracting plant. It can grow tall, scrambling to the top of trees in the wild, but can be controlled with regular pruning.

It used to be known as Millettia megasperma.

Family : Fabaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Climber
Width : 10
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fast growing
Scientific Name: Callerya megasperma
Common Name : Native Wisteria
Height : 20
Flower Color : Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Cottage garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects