Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Japan This plant, a wisteria, is a vine. Notice the grid work up above that the plant was trained on. This vine will pull down a brick wall so don't plant it against your house.
Wisterias European families have had these immortal vines grow for centuries on their properties. [Actually, the first American Wisteria came in 1724 and then apparently in 1819 the first W.Sinensis arrived in GB.- des Chevaux] - My Garden Muse