Blue Chinese Wisteria Plant - Perennial Shrub, climbing vine
Brimming with clusters of fragrant flowers in spring, the showstopping wisteria vine is loved by many gardeners despite its assertive reputation. An extremely vigorous grower, this perennial can get out of hand easily unless carefully restrained. Here are some tips for cultivating all wisteria has to offer while taming its aggressive growth habits.
Planting Instructions: 1. Choose a location in full sun. Wisteria is best grown in slightly acidic, humusy, moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Be sure to allow your plant plenty of room from other plants and structures.
2. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling.
3. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 4. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Moisture: Water regularly until the roots become established.
Pruning: Wisteria requires regular pruning to control the size and shape of the plant, as well as to encourage flowering. Pruning back stems approximately 2 months after it flowers and again in the winter, when the plant is dormant. Root pruning completed in late fall may also stimulate flowering for the following spring.