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Will my wisteria bloom?

Mia1Mia1 Posts: 2
edited April 2021 in Plants

my wisteria started budding a few weeks ago and had a purple tone, we had a horrible frost a couple of weeks back (I forgot to cover with fleece) and the buds turned brown and a little dry. The buds are still brownish but green inside Will it flower or did the frost get to it? Im a complete novice so any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,718
    Are they still expanding or have they gone dry and crumbly? If they are still expanding they will probably be all right.  Sadly the hard frost a couple of weeks ago damaged a lot of early blossom.
  • Mia1Mia1 Posts: 2
    Hi Fidgetbones,

    Yes unfortunately some are dry and crumbly but a few are still expanding maybe I’ve only lost a few. Such a shame next year I’ll remember to keep them covered! 
  • SophieKSophieK Posts: 242
    I went to Wisley just as the last late frost and snow earlier this month were forecast and they were scrambling to protect the wisteria. They were also caught unaware, so don't feel too bad. I am also a novice gardener, we live and learn every day. There are so many things I will be more attentive to, more patient for in future.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,160
    edited April 2021
    You may have lost some flowers but some should be OK.  We have two large, inherited wisterias which have been frosted, in flower, for the first time since we moved here in Oct 2016.  It hasn't damaged the plants but does mean the flowers have faded faster than usual and are dropping petals all over the place sooner than usual.

    I shall feed them and water them - drought here now - and they should keep flowering all summer so don't give up on yours and don't forget the July prune.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 414
    My wisteria looked worse than yours but today I have spotted a few new leaves appearing and even some flower buds. I did give a really good watering, now fingers crossed there may be a late flowering.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,195
    I've lost quite a few wisteria buds, mainly the ones just over the top of the terrace wall. As you say, they go brown and crumbly but fortunately the majority were saved and are now blooming nicely, although we did have a frost last night so fingers crossed.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • RoseGirlRoseGirl Posts: 14
    Happily ours hasn't been bothered by the late frosts - but I think she benefits from being against a south-facing brick wall that must retain quite a bit of the day's warmth. This picture taken this morning - smells amazing! Every spring I say this is the best thing about our house  :D

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