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Q.Can I Grow A Wisteria Up A Palm Tree?

Zone SW18 1ED | Sach160@gmail.com added on September 14, 2020 | Answered

Hi, I have a palm tree in a planter (2.5m tall, trunk about 8” wide). I’d love to grow a wisteria up it to get a bit of colour on this area and fill out the tree a bit, but I hear wisteria can kill trees. Would the palm be ok?

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Answered on September 14, 2020

This would not be advised. This is especially true in container. It will risk the tree's health, definitely. If you chose to grow it in a separate container, then it may be possible to use the palm as a trellis, as long as you keep up the maintenance of the Wisteria. Pruning will be necessary, quite often.

Here is an article to help you grow Wisteria: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/wisteria/growing-wisteria-in-container.htm

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Answered on September 20, 2020

So I’ve been looking into other options for less vigorous climbers - how about a climbing rose like parade roses? Naturally whatever grew up the tree would be kept in check to give interest around the lower region rather than cover the canopy

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Answered on September 15, 2020

Thank you for the answer. I'd like to grow something up the tree or next to it that adds colour (pink/red/purple and at least 0.5m in height). The tree get the sun nearly all day, but it is exposed (ie it can get very windy) and the container is 70x70x70cm. Any suggestions would be much appreciated...

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