How does Carrie get her wisteria to bloom?

roselee z8b S.W. TexasApril 17, 2014

She cuts it down!

Carrie said: "I had Carl use his chain saw on the mother plant last fall,
and had no idea there would be this much of it left. Lots of work left to
get rid of this one.........................don't know why I ever thought
this to be a good idea, even though I do enjoy the beauty of it."

Carrie

Wow Carrie! What would it be like if it had NOT been worked on with the chain saw?

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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

I love wisteria. I kept mine away from the house. It had about fizzled out because a pecan seedling I let grow is shading it out.

There are a couple of pics on the internet of wisterias that show both sides of the beast, how beautiful they can be. One shows one that looks like it has spread over acres in full bloom, and anther one shows how they can literally move a house off its foundation. I'll see if I can find them again.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 9:51AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I believe that, Richard...............I had no idea they got this huge when I planted this one........my mistake. I love the beauty of it, but it can be detrimental to fences and as you said, even houses.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 10:28AM
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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

This isn't the big one I was looking for, but it is some wisteria:

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/52191577.jpg

I couldn't find the one where wisteria had pushed over an old house... but its out there! lol

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 10:31AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Beautiful. I love wisteria.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:32PM
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