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Bad Smelling Wisteria: Why Does My Wisteria Smell Bad

By Amy Grant

Wisteria is notable for its lovely blooms. What if you have a bad smelling wisteria though? As bizarre as a smelly wisteria sounds, it isn’t uncommon. So why do you have a bad smelling wisteria? Click on the following article to find out more.

American Wisteria Care: How To Grow American Wisteria Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Growing American wisteria as an alternative still offers the elegant blooms and foliage but in a native, non-invasive form. Click on the following article for some tips on how to grow American wisteria and enjoy this North American native in your landscape.

Silky Wisteria Information: How To Grow A Silky Wisteria Vines

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) and Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) are two of the most popular species of wisteria for the landscape. However, in this article we will discuss the lessor known, Silky wisteria (Wisteria brachybotrys syn. Wisteria venusta).

Kentucky Wisteria Plants: Caring For Kentucky Wisteria In Gardens

By Shelley Pierce

There are about ten known species of Wisteria, with numerous cultivars associated with each that are native to the eastern United States and eastern Asia. Kentucky wisteria is one. Click this article to learn more about caring for Kentucky wisteria vines in the garden.

Potted Wisteria Care: How To Grow Wisteria In A Container

By Teo Spengler

Wisterias are beautiful twining climbing vines. While wisteria can be grown in the ground in appropriate regions, growing wisteria in pots is also possible. For information about how to grow wisteria in a container, this article will help. Click here to learn more.

Wisteria Root System Information – How Big Do Wisteria Roots Grow

By Teo Spengler

Wisteria are strong vines that climb aggressively. The root system of a wisteria is equally aggressive beneath the soil. How big do wisteria roots grow? Are wisteria roots aggressive? Click here for answers to these common questions about wisteria root systems.

Transplanting Wisteria Suckers: Can You Plant Wisteria Offshoots

By Teo Spengler

Keep your eye out for sucker plants growing from the living root of your vine, then read up on wisteria sucker transplant tips. This article contains information about transplanting wisteria suckers so you can add more of these vines to your garden.

Wisteria Leaf Problems: What To Do For A Wisteria With Yellow Leaves

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A wisteria with yellow leaves may be due to this natural occurrence or there might be a pest, disease or cultural problem. Investigate why do wisteria leaves turn yellow and find out what, if anything, to do about the issue in this article.

Wisteria Borers Control: How To Fix Wisteria Borer Damage

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Wisterias are hardy, fast growing, and prey to few pests or disease problems most of the time. However, the wisteria borer is a common pest of the plant. Find out how to control them in this article.

Information On How To Transplant Wisteria Vines

By Jackie Rhoades

Nothing compares to the beauty of a wisteria plant in bloom, but if it's in the wrong place can be a gardener's nightmare. So if you're thinking about how to transplant a wisteria, the info in this article can help.

Care For Wisteria In Winter

By Heather Rhoades

Wisteria vines are among the most popular flowering vines grown in the home landscape today. But many homeowners wonder how to prepare wisteria for winter. This article will help with that.

Pruning Wisteria: How To Trim A Wisteria

By Kathee Mierzejewski

When you grow something as beautiful as the wisteria, you don?t want to ruin it by pruning it wrong. Therefore, make sure to prune your wisteria according to the directions in this article.


Wisteria Amethyst Falls

This is an ultra-compact variety of Wisteria from America that is perfectly suited to growing in UK gardens.

Unlike virtually all other varieties of Wisteria though, many of which can take up to five years to flower, Amethyst Falls will reliably flower in its first year when the flowers will pour like a river of lilac from this fantastic plant throughout May, filling the air with the perfume of spring flowers. Sometimes when conditions are just right and we have a particularly good run of fine weather, you'll find that Amethyst Falls will often produce a second flush of flowers in the summer giving you a bonus show of bloom.

In its early years it will remain compact and manageable and as such makes a brilliant patio plant perfect for growing in a pot. Eventually it will reach a height of 12-15ft and will spread to around 6ft if left un-pruned. However, it can be maintained at half this size and still yield masses of flowers every single spring from this year onwards!

Supplied as an established plant in a 15cm pot, ready for immediate planting.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 15cm pot, ready to plant out.


Invasive Wisteria Species to Avoid

When you're shopping around for plants, steer clear of Wisteria sinensis and Wisteria floribunda they're native to China and Japan, respectively, and both are invasive in several areas of the U.S. They can shoot up 10 feet in a single year, and can quickly reach up to 70 feet if you don't want them taking over your yard, you'll be stuck doing a lot of pruning. When left unchecked, they can completely twine around shrubs and trees, blocking their sunlight and eventually killing them.

Those long vines are also heavy, to the point where they've been known to collapse fences and arbors under their weight. Once they're established, it's very difficult to get rid of nonnative wisterias because of their tough root system. It usually takes repeated treatments with herbicides and continuous cutting down the vines to finally kill them, so it's a lot easier to just avoid them completely if you can.


Feed the Soil

Above: Photograph by Matthew Williams for Gardenista.

Callis mulches paths and garden beds with straw, which breaks down over the course of a season. “You can let that sit on top of beds for winter and then in spring it easily crumble into soil,” he says.

Autumn also is a good time to add compost to garden beds after perennials are cut down and the only thing left is the crowns of plants. “There might be a 1-inch stub of, say, a peony plant, and you just sprinkle the compost around the outside of the crown and let it sit there, ” says Callis. “Then you don’t need to work the soil in the beds so much in the spring when there’s a lot of other stuff to do.”


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