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.
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
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.
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.