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HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

Posted by melle_sacto Z9/Sunset 14 CA (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 27, 08 at 14:55

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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RE: HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

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


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RE: HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

  • Posted by sib5 socal9 (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 22, 08 at 23:35

Is it gone?


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RE: HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

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


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RE: HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

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.


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RE: HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

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


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RE: HAVE: Free Purple Wisteria -- 3 years old

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


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