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The wisteria is a real eye-catcher due to its long flower clusters. So it's a shame if it doesn't bloom. However, these rules provide a remedy.
Wisteria is a fast-growing climber that is extremely popular due to its grape-like flowers. Mainly because it is a feast for the eyes when it starts to bloom in spring. But garden owners keep saying that their wisteria just don't want to bloom. There can be several reasons. These three rules can help.
Rule # 1 - the right location:
In order for the wisteria to develop optimally, it needs the right location. He generally feels most comfortable in a warm and sunny location. If it is in partial shade, it will bloom significantly less. A location on a south wall is ideal. However, never place it too close to a gutter, as it could climb up there and cause damage.
The wisteria also needs a climbing aid because it grows very strongly. It is best to use stable, rod-like climbing aids. But wire ropes are also ideal. In any case, keep your hands off wooden scaffolding, because the wisteria simply breaks it.
Rule No. 2 - The Right Floor:
The right floor is also important. This should best:
- acidic to neutral
- moist but permeable to water
his. The soil must be low in lime, because if there is too much lime in the soil, the wisteria will lose its leaves or turn yellow.
Rule No. 3 - The Right Cut:
Cut in the first two years:
The correct cut is also important. After all, wisteria grows very quickly. In the first two years you only have to shorten the lower side shoots to two leaves. You must also remove all shoots and game shoots near the ground.
Cut from the third year:
From the third year you have to cut back the new shoots by half in late summer (August). Since the wisteria continues to grow until frost, you will find new growths on the cut shoots again in spring. At the end of February, you will have to shorten this again to three to five eyes. Shoots that produce little or no green should be removed entirely.
When cutting back, always check the attachment to the climbing aid. If you stick to all of this, you will notice an increase in flowering in the same year.
You can use the clippings straight away to multiply the wisteria. Instructions here.