Wisteria is a vine plant. It has fragrant blooms and will twist about and fill whatever space it is planted in. For this reason, when planting wisteria, be sure that the location where it will be has room fr it to spread and grow, as well as ample sunlight.
Before planting he wisteria in the ground, be sure to have a strong structure erected for it. This can be wood or metal, but it is suggested to make it as sturdy as possible. If a trellis is used, it is beneficial to mount it in the ground using cement. This way when the wisteria gets larger the blooms and heavy vines will not break it.
When preparing the spot at the base of the trellis for the wisteria, be sure to make the hole twice as larger as the root ball. Firmly pack the soil back around the roots and make sure that it is well watered. Having the wisteria in a sunny spot with good drainage is important to the health of the plant.
If the gardener desires to have more than one wisteria plant in their garden, they will need to make sure that the plants are at least 10 feet apart. These plants spread and grow quickly so the space will fill up.
Plan well when deciding where to place the wisteria plant. They will need to be pruned in order to keep them under control. A wisteria plant that is left unchecked can take over a structure or engulf an entire tree with it vines and fragrant blooms. It is for this reason that the structure where the vine is planted is sturdy and very strong to withstand the weight of the plant.
Pruning will be an essential factor of growing a wisteria plant. They do not need a lot of care, but in order to keep the vines from taking over whole sections of the garden or yard, they will need to be pruned regularly. With the right trimming and pruning, the wisteria will become thick, with rich fragrant blooms, and hardy enough to withstand severe temperatures.
Pruning also offers that added benefit of filling out the blooms. When the wisteria is properly trimmed, it will enhance the appearance of blooms that are stronger and even a bit more fragrant. The vines can also be trained to fill in metal structures and form into shapes like trees and shrubs.
Wisteria also need the gardener’s patience. The first year or two the plant will be establishing a strong root system and will not produce many (if any ) blooms. Simply make sure that it has plenty of water and sunlight and the fruits of the labor put into it will soon bloom and offer a sweet fragrance.
Whether simply looking to enhance the look and smell of a garden, offer a beautiful plant to add to existing landscaping, or simply wanting a beautiful plant that will prodce for many years, wisteria is an optimal choice for almost every space.