Dismiss Notice
MONTHLY PHOTO COMPS ARE BACK!

Get your camera out, take the best shots of your life and submit them to the photo competition!

Please Click Here!

Help with Wisteria please.

Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by Harri, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. Harri

    Harri Apprentice Gardener

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2021
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from education.
    Location:
    North Wales
    Ratings:
    +24
    Hi all. I have 2 wisteria. A Sinensis Prolific and a white variety. I've had them a couple of years now and I'm always confused about what I should and should not be snipping off. I think it is this time of year when the wispy growth is cut back. Looking at the photo, are these the wispy growths or the growth I should be leaving?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. luis_pr

    luis_pr Gardener

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2019
    Messages:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA; USDA Zone 7b/8a
    Ratings:
    +125
  3. noisette47

    noisette47 Total Gardener

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,003
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
    Ratings:
    +8,707
    Hello Harri, the first thing to get clear in your mind is what the framework of your Wisteria will be. Will it cover a wall, or an archway, or be a free-standing 'umbrella' shape? During it's first few years, the pruning depends on which stem or stems you want to keep to form this framework. Tie it/them in to the support, then cut all the wispy growth coming off them to leave 2 or 3 leaves (or buds in the winter). January/June or February/July is an easy formula to remember for when to do it :) Keep an eye open for suckers around the rootstock and pull/twist them off when they're still soft.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Harri

      Harri Apprentice Gardener

      Joined:
      Jul 9, 2021
      Messages:
      12
      Gender:
      Male
      Occupation:
      Retired from education.
      Location:
      North Wales
      Ratings:
      +24
      Thanks for the replies they are very helpful. I will tie these into the cross member then and trim off any side shoots should they appear down to the correct length. I am eager to see the Shiro Kapitan flower as if anybody has been to Bodnant gardens they will have seen it flowering there.
       
      • Like Like x 1
      Loading...

      Share This Page

      1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
        By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
        Dismiss Notice