Wisteria Vines

Can I Prune Back My Wisteria Now?

caskon added on March 11, 2012 | Answered


I live in Harrisburg, PA. I never trimmed my wisteria during the winter (this is my first wisteria and I bought it last spring/summer). Right now there are dead wispy limbs all over the place. Wasn't sure if I could trim those off.   I see no buds as of yet (I know it's early), but I don't want to take a chance in ruining it. Any advice would be most appreciated! Thanks so much!


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Answered on March 12, 2012

The flower buds of wisteria are produced during the summer (on last year’s wood), so wait until late spring or early summer to prune the vine. This article can help you with pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/wisteria/pruning-wisteria.htm

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Answered on March 12, 2012

Thanks Nikki! Guess I have a bit to learn about the Wisteria plant. I'll make sure to prune twice a year. Have a great day! : )

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