Wisteria Vines

Trimming Wisteria

gene4925 added on September 8, 2011 | Answered

My wisteria bush/vine is located between two trees. I want to keep it from getting into the trees but my companion says that if I cut off the long tentacles, the vine will not bloom next year. If this is correct, how can I keep it from overtaking the trees?

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Answered on September 9, 2011
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Answered on September 9, 2011

No, its not true you are suppose to cut them back after the bloom .you did'nt say wether it was an american wisteria. If it's a U.S. wisteria you can control it , if it is native to China or Japan, these can get out of hand. Try going to this site http://www.wisteria.it/macrob-e.htm .If a have that right they are loaded with info. by the way go to the book of records the largest wisteria is like 50 tons the size of a football field and its not a U.S.wisteria. Good luck

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