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Is my Wisteria dead?

We have an 8 year old Wisteria sinensis growing on a south facing wall of our house. Last year it flowered for the first time and also it reached the gutter level of the house so it has enjoyed the position we gave it. This year it has not leafed out, and as it is now May I have become concerned. I have scratched the bark on thin twigs and there is no green underneath, however on the thicker stems [1 cm+] there is still green. Do you think a drastic pruning back to the thick stems might stimulate growth? Anyone any idea as to why this should happen, I have never heard of Wisterias being prone to sudden death and it was in a spot where it was growing vigorously?


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Wisteria is flowering about now, the leaves come after flowering. You should have flower buds on it. Did you do the winter prune?

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    No I did not winter prune, I will have a look for flower buds,

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    No flower buds emerging.

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