What's your question? Ask

Wisteria Vines

Q.Wisteria Woes!

Zone Scotland | Anonymous added on July 2, 2022 | Answered

I have a Wisteria climbing up a wooden trellis arch, but something is eating it!. Although Pic1 shows some holes in the leaves this is not my main concern. Pics 2 & 3 show the new shoots being completely stripped of new leaves, more of a worry. I can see no signs of any bugs and have sprayed with a general bug killer, to no avail. I live in Scotland. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 13, 2022

The leaves are stippled looking which is a sign of spider mites. They need a miticide to kill them. The leaves may have turned yellow and dropped off, or just dropped off.

Wisteria frutecens is a host plant for several butterflies and skippers. I had silver spotted skipper caterpillars on my young wisteria and they completely stripped it. The leaves grew back though. I would let them live if that is what you have.



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!

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