Wisteria Vines
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Wisteria Tree

Zone 4 | sherkston added on July 27, 2011 | Answered

I live in western New York state. Why is my wisteria blooming now? It is July. I had one bloom in spring, now I have many clusters. Also seeing Japanese beetles on flower clusters. What is your recommendation to get rid of these beetles?

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Cathy
Answered on July 30, 2011

Weather is certainly the main factor in your extra bloom. Since I am an organic gardener, I recommend using Milky Spore to help control the JB grubs. There is also a beneficial nematode that is sold, that will help. Milky spore is expensive and takes time to become established. The nematodes only work for one season, but the combination of the 2 will help get the JB issue under control.. You can hand pick them or brush them into a container with some dish soap. I also use 4 o'clocks planted on the outer perimeter of our property to help draw them away from my other plants. 4 o'clocks are considered invasive in some areas of the country, however I am zone 7 and they are an "annual" here.

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