Wisteria
Jo
April 11, 2013 in Photo Questions
I had a wisteria that did not grow for 5 years. It was alive but never grew, just stayed the same height. After 5 years it took off, grew, sent out runners and bloomed every year after that. My question is; Does a wisteria need root pruning to grow, a barrier to stop the roots and promote growth, or was mine simply pouting? I have just moved to a new location and would like to know if it would be worth the effort to plant another one?
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Creative Interiors by Kim
There may be others out there who are better able to answer your question since I'm an interior designer who gardens as a hobby. I can tell you that my experience was similar to yours, this plant was a few years old and never bloomed. I went to garden center and was told to add lots of super phosphate to the soil and take a shovel and break up the root system. I also pruned it WAY back to the point that I thought it would never take hold.... to my surprise it bloomed the following year and hasn't stopped. I would also like to know how to contain the root system, those roots would literally pull up my bluestone patio if left to trail naturally. Happy gardening!
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mousemaker
in my dreams this is what I have in my backyard :)
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sheilaboisvert
how long does it bloom through the season?
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Sheila, similar to lilacs...only a couple of weeks unfortunately.
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kissyface
I just planted a wisteria that my neighbour had grown from one of his wisterias and it grew no problem so I don't know why yours wouldn't. Just make sure you buy it with blooms because some varieties take a long time to start blooming.
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