Wisteria Vines
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Need to raise a very old wisteria plant.

Zone italy | Anonymous added on October 14, 2019 | Answered

Hi, I live in Italy. we have a very old wisteria plant that grows above a terrace. It is too low however, and needs to be raised significantly for the future of this area of the house. Is there any way to do this safely without damaging the plant? Some of the older branches feel very stiff and dry and are as big as a wrist or larger. How would you lift it without breaking them? Thank you

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on October 15, 2019

You will need to cut the vine back to about 3 feet tall before moving it. It is best to move it when dormant, either fall or early spring. Here are instructions for moving a wisteria:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/wisteria/transplant-wisteria-vines.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/wisteria/pruning-wisteria.htm

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