Where should you not plant wisteria?

Where should you not plant wisteria?

Since the wisteria root system is so large and powerful, you should avoid planting wisteria near walls or pathways. The root system of a wisteria can easily damage these. Experts recommend that if you locate a wisteria near a structure or walkway, you should insert a corrugated panel some 6 feet (1.8 m.)

How long does it take for a wisteria tree to grow?

Wisterias are slow to mature and may not begin flowering until three to five years after planting. Wisterias are rapid growers and can shoot up 10 feet or more in a single growing season. That’s great if you want to quickly cover a fence or pergola, but you don’t want the vines to overrun your garden.

How do you take care of a wisteria plant?

Grow wisteria against a sturdy wall in moist but well-drained soil, ideally in a south- or west-facing direction. Prune in February and again in August. Feed with a high potash fertiliser in spring to encourage flowers.

Can I plant wisteria next to my house?

Wisteria is also known for growing onto (and into) nearby structures, such as houses, garages, sheds, and so on. We strongly recommend not planting wisteria too close to your home! Wisteria vines require a very sturdy structure to climb on, such as a metal or wooden trellis or pergola.

Does wisteria affect foundations?

Goodness me, no! Wisteria (below) will only grow where there is soil. It will not, therefore, stray under the house – not least because there is a solid barrier, in the form of the building’s footings, in its way.

Does wisteria grow quickly?

Fast-growing wisteria could be the answer. It can be relied on most years to brighten up the month of May with its long, scented trails of lilac-purple flowers, yet many folk are frightened of wisteria.

Where do wisteria trees grow best?

Wisterias thrive in well-drained soil in full-sun sites, where they produce their best flowering displays. Vigorous vines like Wisteria sinensis tolerate shady sites, but they may not flower.

Why is wisteria considered invasive?

Chinese Wisteria/Japanese Wisteria Destroys Native Wildlife Habitats. This vine grows very rapidly, reaching up to 70 feet with 15 inch trunks. Because of this rapid growth and dense shade, native canopy trees, understory trees, and shrubs can be smothered or killed beneath the heavy weight of this invasive vine.

Is wisteria a problem?

The problem with wisteria lies in its growth habit. Wisteria is a vine that will grow virtually up anything in its path. By climbing into the canopy of trees or plants, it can shade them out, impairing those plants from effectively growing.

When should you cut back wisteria?

Wisteria pruning is done twice a year, first in July or August and then in January or February. During summer, the pruning involves shortening the long, whippy tendrils this fast-growing climber flings out, cutting them back to five or six leaves.

Where does wisteria grow best?

Where does Wisteria grow in the United States?

American Wisteria grows in eastern United States from Texas to Florida and north to New York. Lavender flowers occur in short chains (racemes) and are lightly scented. Bloom time is in summer, later than other species.

What kind of Wisteria is in my back yard?

In the back yard the wisteria variety ‘Macrobotrys’ is also blooming – nearly scentless with pale mauve flower clusters (racemes) up to 5′ long. A gauzy curtain, it drapes languidly across three arbors. On my front stoop in a six inch pot, another cultivar has bloomed. I am building yet another structure on which to display its shower of flowers.

Is it OK to put a wisteria plant behind a shutter?

Watch carefully, realizing that you don’t want it behind a downspout, shingle or shutter. Think of the word “pry”; and you’ve got the picture. Wisteria is destructive in the wrong place, heavenly where you want it. Japanese Wisteria twines clockwise around its support.

Which is better Wisteria frutescens or Native American?

If you love the spectacular beauty of wisteria, the native American species, Wisteria frutescens, is a great alternative. It is less invasive than its Asian cousins and much less likely to get out of control. Not sure which Wisteria to pick?