Wisteria: a climber apart

Wisteria is a wonderful climbing plant, with generous and fragrant flowering.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Wisteria
Family : Fabaceae
Type : Vine

: 5 to 15 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary

: Expired -Flowering : April to June

Maintenance, pruning or watering are all things that will improve flowering. Try it and you will be won over ...

Planting wisteria

It is recommended to plant it in spring or in autumn in a mixture of garden soil, potting soil and an amendment such as manure and algae.

You can also plant during summer provided you water regularly and avoid periods of high heat.

  • Wisteria needs lots of sunlight to bloom profusely
  • No need to add fertilizer, wisteria does not need it and it can even favor the foliage to the detriment of the flowers
  • Follow our planting tips

Multiplication of glycine:

  • Cuttings are easy on wisteria, take the opportunity to multiply it
  • the layering technique is also very easy with glycine

The wisteria seed sowing recovered in the pods can give rise to a seedling but it should be known that this technique is long before even appearing the first flower, it can last 10 to 15 years ...
(© photosimysia)

Growth of glycine:

Once firmly established, the growth of wisteria is very rapid and can even reach over 1 meter each year.

Maintenance of wisteria

Pruning wisteria is very easy and should be done every year at the risk of your wisteria gradually invading its territory.

It takes place throughout the vegetative rest period, from leaf fall until the end of winter.

It is not necessary not prune during frosts.

  • Flowers appearing on the stems from the previous year, so it is important not to prune only the new shoots of the year to promote flowering.
  • Remove as you go wilted flowers because their seeds are poisonous.

Be careful not to not over-amend and fertilize the earth because this would promote the foliage of the wisteria and reduce its flowering.

  • So avoid the addition of fertilizer if you want to have flowers

Wisteria size

To start, you have to stake the wisteria. If you want your wisteria's trunk to measure 1.5m, choose a stake 1.5m high but do not exceed 2 to 2.5m maximum.

  • Secure the main rod to this stake as closely as possible using the clamp.
  • Then cut all the side branches up to the highest point of your trunk.
  • Repeat the operation as often as necessary with each appearance of new growth.
  • Allow the last branches to develop from the top that you can fix to the wall or under a gutter for example.

Maintenance size:

Each year, you can cut the secondary branches, those that grow on the framework of the wisteria.

  • In winter, prune the side shoots leaving only one or two eyes. This involves leaving only the main branch and cutting short any stems that extend from it.
  • In video how to prune your wisteria

> Wisteria is a liana and can quickly become invasive. The more it will be guided and controlled by pruning, the more it will be pretty and flowering.

Wisteria leaves that turn yellow

If wisteria is not prone to disease, it is more common to see the foliage turn yellow.

If this happens in the fall, don't worry, it's normal because wisteria loses its leaves in winter.

But if the leaves turn yellow or discolour in summer, the problem is often related to the nature of the soil, giving rise to chlorosis.

  • Wisteria dreads too calcareous, heavy and / or clayey soils
  • Bringing iron sulfate to your soil

Smart tip

Wisteria is a beautiful plant that likes to suffer in order to perform at its best.

To read also on the climbers:

  • Scented climbing plants

Video: Ashikaga Flower Park #あしかがフラワーパーク. Wisteria Festival 2018. #4K (October 2021).