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Wisteria grafted.

Which is better-grafted plant or growing from seeds and it will take 15 years to flowers. What if anyone already brought Wisteria and how is it doing.  My birthday tomorrow my children want to buy Wisteria plant as a gift my problem is which one should I buy grafted or seedings ?

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Personally I would get a grafted one. I bought my first wisteria as a very small grafted plant in 2016, got my first flush of blooms this year.
    Growing from seed would take a lot of patience I don't have.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,364
    edited September 2018
    Buy a grafted one ... wisteria grown from seed can take years and years to flower and may never be as good as a grafted one. 

    Have a lovely birthday  :)
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,697
    edited September 2018
    Grafted every time. Life is too short to wait  years for them to flower.
    If you really want to be extravagant treat yourself to a top grafted one on a trunk./a standard wisteria.



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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,581
    Grafted, definitely.  Then choose based on your preferred colour which can be white, pink, lilac, lilac and white or a stronger purple.

    Have a look at this to help you choose which one - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=173

    and this to learn about pruning - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=242 so you can control it and promote flowering.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862
    While a plant grown from seed may take many years to flower, if you already have a good form on a grafted base, You can layer one of the long whippy shoots by pinning it into a pot or the ground. It takes a full season to get a set of roots. Separate from the parent plant and plant in a fresh place and it will flower in a couple of years.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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