Wisteria Vines


Anonymous added on May 7, 2014 | Answered

I have a very old wisteria, perhaps 150 years. It is growing outside my conservatory and the trunk comes through a very large hole left in the wall. It has been very prolific flowerer until this year. We have very few blooms and the leaves are looking very unwell and slightly yellow. I have become aware of wood lice in the very old trunk. Is this the problem? How do I fix it?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 7, 2014

Wood lice typically feed on decaying material, so they are likely more a symptom of the problem, rather than the cause. The fact of the matter is that the plant may be just dying from old age. Plants, like animals, have a life span and your wisteria is certainly at a venerable age. But, you should try to do everything you can to save it. Ideally, you should have a horticulturalist take a look at it. At a basic level, treat the plant with a pesticide and a fungicide (neem oil is organic and is both a pesticide & fungicide). Plus, make sure it is getting the water and fertilizer it needs.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Wisteria Vines
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More