Re: wysteria

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Posted by mike on July 20, 2003 at 09:24:28:

In Reply to: Re: wysteria posted by leah on July 02, 2003 at 18:32:12:

: : i have had my wysteria for about four years and it still has not bloomed. i have cut it back several times . what am i doing wrong?

: wisteria takes up to 7 years to bloom. don't pull it up yet! have patience!


All wisterias have the capability of blooming, provided they get sunlight. They will not bloom in the shade. If the plant was grown from seed (which you have no way of knowing) it typically wonít bloom for eight to ten years. Wisteria plants are very fast growing vines, which if given extra nitrogen, may grow so fast that they donít set flower buds. Avoid nitrogen around the plant, and make sure it gets plenty of sunlight. Try using some super phosphate fertilizer now and again in four to six weeks. Severe pruning should be done now (or when blooming, immediately following bloom). Wisteria plants will set their flower buds in the fall, so avoid pruning after mid July, or you may interfere with flower buds.

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