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andycopandycop Posts: 17

I have a couple of wisteria plant on either side of the garden fence... currently letting them grow as they like.... should I build a structure of sometime for them to grow over or continue to let them grow out naturally? As yet they have not flowered even though producing many new shoots and stems...

Any ideas and tips? 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,861

    I think it would be good to give them some sort of support such as a pergola so that when it does flower you can get the full benefit of the gorgeous flowers 'dripping' from overhead.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,864

    wisteria has to be trained and pruned to maximise the chance of flowers.

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    Either train over a pergola, as I have, or along a wall or fence, flat to it. I  have a friend with one like this, and there are some beauties around.   Without formative pruning and tying in, you just get a tangled mess which will take many years to flower

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,861

    They look splendid!

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