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Q.Wisteria Is Not Growing or Blooming

Anonymous added on November 24, 2010 | Answered

I planted a Chinese wisteria at least 6 years ago at my DE beach house. It’s not growing or blooming. It’s on the south side of the back yard a few feet from a plane tree and adjacent to the septic tank. At least twice a year, the back yard is covered with salt water. A neighbor’s wisteria has practically taken over an empty sandy lot (it’s covered the ground, as well as wound around several trees) . What does that wisteria have that mine does not?

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Answered on November 27, 2010

It could be several things. The most common is that it may not have enough sunlight to grow properly. Since it is both stunted and not blooming, this sounds the most likely for yours. Is there anyway you can increase the light it gets, perhaps by thinning out the branches of the tree or by even transplanting it?
This article will help with that:
Your neighbor may also have is different variety of chinese wisteria from you that is just better suited to the conditions you have. You may want to try starting a plant from hers and see if that does not perform better for you. This article will help with that:

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