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mushermusher Posts: 389

Has any one successfully pruned trained and staked a wysteria.

The final out come a glorious Wysteria Tree.My Wysteria his in the early days of transition.

Any tips on how to anually prune are much appreciated.


  • TootsietimTootsietim Posts: 178

    Not personally, the one time I tried, the graft union broke down and I lost the plant. I may well try again.

    Although not informative, there is a video on youtube showing the wisteria at St Giles Church in Norwich which is currently looking good.

    Search for St Giles Church, Norwich wisteria tour.

    Pruning is I think much the same as for wall trained, Establish a framework, reduce the long whippy growth in summer (July August) and cut back harder to 2 or 3 buds in Jan  Feb  for flowering. That at least is what I plan to do

  • RobmarstonRobmarston Posts: 338

    I looked on YouTube and read a few things. Bought a normal wisteria last year in Autumn and have started trying to make it a tree. I think it'll be a long process  At the moment just training a main stem up a bamboo support and removing any growth from the sides. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,434

    They generally need a frame of some sort. There is a beautiful one in The Park in Nottingham, trained over ironwork supports to a tree shape.

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