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Q.How Should I Train Wisteria?

Zone London | Meliss1324 added on July 10, 2021 | Answered

I have wisteria on my house which didn’t bloom this year (I just bought it last year so not sure if it’s ever bloomed) It might be that the wisteria isn’t old enough but it seems to be pretty established. How should I encourage it to grow around my house? Is it better to leave it low up to the first story or should I encourage it to grow higher? I don’t love the look of my 60s house so I wouldn’t mind it being covered with vines and flowers. Any suggestions on how to make it look nice and encourage flowers?

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Answered on July 12, 2021

Wisteria is not a very reliable bloomer, so giving it the proper care and making sure that it get plenty of phosphorus and potassium will ensure that it flowers when it is old enough.

As far as pruning it... This will be up to you. Pruning some of the longest leaders will help the vine to develop more evenly over time, though.

Here is an article that will help you with the care of the plant:


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