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How To Grow & Care For Wisteria

by aditya abhishek


Wisteria is a genus that has 10 species if flowering woody vines that are native to China, Japan, Korea, Canada, United States and Iran. You can grow this plant by following these tips. 


Cool temperate climate is good for growing Wisteria. Choose a seltered location to protect wisteria from spring frost. Avoid growing in very hot tropical climate. 


Wisteria can grow in wide range of soils but well draining fertile soil rich in organic matter with good moisture holding capacity is good. Avoid growing in waterlogged soil. 


You can propagate wisteria from cuttings or grafting between October to April. Plant cuttings in soil after dipping the bottom end in rooting hormone. 


To get heavy flowering in wisteria plant at a location where they can get direct sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily. However they can also grow well under indirect sunlight. 


Water well during early days of plant establishment. Once they start growing then only water if there is no rainfall for over 30 days. If the soil is already wet then avoid watering. 


During spring season fertilize wisteria plant by adding 3 to 4 handful of vermicompost or dung manure + 1 tablespoon bonemeal + onion peel fertilizer. 


Wisteria flowers on new branches therefore you need to prune half of the prior's year growth growth in late winter. This will enhance new growth & flowering. 

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