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My wisteria died off this year (12 yrs old) and I have cuttings, grown to around 12 inches tall in pots. Can anyone tell me when I could transfer them into the ground?


  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Spring and autumn are the usual planting times. I've had success with both. It depends how well developed your cuttings are.

  • Many thanks, that's great, they're well rooted.

  • Now is a great time to put them in the ground as it is mild enough for root growth before winter.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,310

    Yes, if your cuttings have plenty of root I'd plant them now while the soil is warm - the plants will have a couple of months to establish themselves before the really cold wet inhospitable weather sets in.

    If you plant them in the spring you'll be planting into cold wet soil - which would you prefer? image

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  • If I were to get a wisteria cutting and plant them, would they flower by next spring? Are they a fast growing and slow growing hedge plant?

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561

    They're a fast growing climber that can, with skill and attention, be trained as a standard type tree.   Many take years to get to flwoering maturity and they need pruning in July and January to encourage the formation of the flowering buds.

    Not a hedge plant.

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  • I planted a Wisteria about 6 yrs ago, it is very leafy and about 8ft tall but even though it is pruned every time the leaves fall there is no sign of flowers,anyone know what I am doing wrong

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Probably nothing, Shugs. Wisteria can take more than 6 years to bloom. I've known them yet to bloom after 10 years. Very frustrating things, Wisteria. One thing they do need is masses of sun.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561

    Shugs - leaf fall is not the best time to prune.  It should be done in summer and winter.   See here for advce from the RHS -

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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