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tracykeyetracykeye SwindonPosts: 3
Fore warning, I’m a novice!
A few weeks ago, on impulse, I bought 2 wisterias for my pergola.
I’ve since been reading up and the advice seems to be, if you don’t want to wait 20 years, buy a grafted one or one from cuttings. 
I’ve read to look for a ‘knuckle’ on the stem. Mine doesn’t have one.
Does this mean I have one grown from seed?
Sorry for the ignorance. 
Tracy 
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,872
    Not necessarily. I bought a grafted one with the knuckle, but then layered a stem off  of it to  transplant to another place. That has no knuckle as it is on its own roots, but flowered the following year.
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,267
    That looks a good, healthy and mature shoot @tracykeye, I should get it in the ground as soon as possible and keep it well watered.

  • inwh69inwh69 Posts: 2

  • inwh69inwh69 Posts: 2
    I have a nine-year 9 old healthy Wisteria, my issue is it has not yet flowered.
  • tracykeyetracykeye SwindonPosts: 3
    This is the same plant now. It’s up to the base of the pergola. What’s the next step?
    TIA
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I would fix some galvanised support wire to the post using vine-eyes and train the long shoot to grow along the wire using twine.  Ideally you could continue the vine-eyes and wire system on the other areas of the pergola you want it to grow over.  That way the whole thing won't get blown off in a gale as sometimes happens to wisteria which have poor support - they get very heavy.
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  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
    Hello @inwh69 , I suggest you start a new thread for your question as it’s got lost within an answered post. Re your question, it could be how your pruning it or it might not be getting enough sun. If not either if those then as already said they can take years and years to flower if grown from a seed (not grafted).

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  • tracykeyetracykeye SwindonPosts: 3
    I would fix some galvanised support wire to the post using vine-eyes and train the long shoot to grow along the wire using twine.  Ideally you could continue the vine-eyes and wire system on the other areas of the pergola you want it to grow over.  That way the whole thing won't get blown off in a gale as sometimes happens to wisteria which have poor support - they get very heavy.
    Thank you. 
    I’ll google that to get some ideas on how that should look. 😊
  • Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 372
    Hi can anyone recommend a wysteria variety to grow as a standard. Preferably not white, as the house is painted white. It will be grown in west facing front garden
  • Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 372
    I was looking at japenese wisteria floribunda rosea or Chinese sinesis prolific. Would either of these be suitable to grow as a standard? 
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