How do I care for my Wisteria?
In its natural setting, the Wisteria grows and winds itself around trees. This is best simulated by a pergola or tree in your garden for example. If you want to trail your Wisteria along a frame or fence in your garden, it is best to provide the plant with a little help occasionally. This can be done by tying its new strands to your trellis or to the fence. This maintains a nice compact form to your Wisteria. Wisterias will only flower after several years: they must reach their full ’adult’ stage first, thorough pruning can produce a more prolifically flowering Wisteria.
When does a Wisteria produce flowers?
On average, it will flower in May-June. In the summer, the Wisteria sometimes flowers a second time. This is called a second flush. This may be less prolific than its first May-June flowering.
– Wisteria floribunda Alba
– Wisteria floribunda Black Dragon
– Wisteria floribunda Naga Noda
– Wisteria floribunda Rosea
– Wisteria macrostachya Blue Moon
– Wisteria sinensis Caroline
– Wisteria sinensis Prolific
Prune during the winter, when the plant has shed its leaves, by cutting away all of its unwanted branches down to about three remaining buds. The buds on the side branches will produce its flowers later. This plant will grow best during the summer. This is the best time to direct its long new growth to where you want them to grow. If the plant is growing too much to your liking, you can simply cut back its tendrils. This allows the plant to direct more energy into developing its buds.
Sunny to semi-shade. More sun exposure makes Wisterais flower more prolifically.
Five to ten metres. A Wisteria can grow up to two metres per year.
Evergreen or deciduous:
Good prune during the winter. Trim back superfluous new growth during the summer. Thorough pruning keeps the plant in good shape and makes it flower more prolifically.
Optional fertilizer in spring or autumn
Beautiful scented bunches of flowers that can grow in length up to 30 cm
May – June, Wisterias may produce a second flush of flowers in the summer, but this will be less prolific.
Wisteria naturally tends to spread itself in an upwards direction. It is best to guide this process. Be careful around rainwater pipes! The Wisteria is a strong plant and can cause damage to these.