Prune Amethyst Falls wisteria?

lennon2March 7, 2009

I have an Amethyst Falls wisteria frutescens that's sharing an arbor with a climbing rose. It hardly bloomed last year (but did put out two seed pods that are still hanging there), but I hadn't pruned it. Should I cut it all back like a clematis?

I'm not a brave pruner, but I want flowers and if that's what it takes... Advice?

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Prune Amethyst Falls Wisteria in late winter only if necessary to shape the plant and remove undesirable growth. Trim lightly after the first flush of bloom to encourage branching and repeat blooms.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 12:10PM
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karyn1(7a)

I only prune branches that are in the way. It breaks dormancy and blooms later then other varieties. I get a huge first flush and small flushes of blooms until frost.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 6:57PM
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lsimms(6a-6bMA)

Prune away. While it's not as agressive as the Chinese, it's still very aggressive. Here are pics of year 5 on mine. This is 3, count 'em 3 plants. It's also very adorable.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wisteria, Amethyst Falls

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 8:18PM
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