HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)January 27, 2008

I have a purple wisteria, probably Chinese wisteria, that I grew from a cutting three years ago, off my mom's wisteria. It is a very reliable bloomer, even bloomed the first year as a small cutting. It blooms profusely in the spring and is sprinkled w/blooms through summer. I adore wisteria but my yard is small, I planted it close to a shared fence, and I have a young child and don't spend as much time gardening as I used to; I can tell I won't be able to keep up w/the vine now that it's really taking off (I was in denial for the previous years).

I would like some help to dig it up and unwind it from the pergola, but it's free to whoever can give it a larger home. Even if you choose to cut it down completely, I am confident it will re-sprout from the roots. I plan to replace it w/Hardenbergia, a smaller cousin.

Thanks!

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akidleativy2(z9 CA)

Wisteria is one of my all-time favorites. Do you still have it?

    Bookmark   February 19, 2008 at 4:55AM
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sib5(socal9)

Is it gone?

    Bookmark   February 22, 2008 at 11:35PM
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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

Yes I still have the wisteria; I'd still be happy to give it away.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 10:22AM
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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

Upon re-inspection, the wisteria has broken dormancy and there are a lot of 1-inch clusters all over it. I guess I'll enjoy it another year and re-assess how I feel in December 2008. I'm sure I'll LOVE it again this spring and summer, then be annoyed at how grabby it is when I prune.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 7:20PM
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tootsiepop254(9)

If you decide to hang on to it, would it be possible to get a few cuttings?

    Bookmark   March 12, 2008 at 3:21PM
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melle_sacto(Z9/Sunset 14 CA)

Yes; I recommend taking cuttings in January so please email me in January.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2008 at 8:12PM
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