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Pam Ruatto

Alexandra55, American wisteria seems less a problem. My husband and I planted some in Asheville, NC in 2003, two more over a second trellis a few years later. They are easily kept from spreading. Every year I pull out a few vines that have gone to ground so that they don't take over the roses, and it is really easy to get them—pulling them up by hand, clipping with regular pruning shears. We also clip them back along the sidewalk in spring and again in fall. Though our vines traverse thirty feet of picket fence and two trellises, it's no more than an hour's work in total to contain them every year. The American wisteria's purple blossoms are smaller—sort of rounder and less trailing than the Chinese and/or Japanese wisteria, but I think the blooms are as prolific.

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I'm really happy to hear of your successful plantings, Pam. Even when it's not in bloom, I think it's a beautiful plant! Sure wish Tallulah had been an American variety :)

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