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Our wisteria did not flower at all this year due to the fact that my husband pruned it with hedge-clippers last year. A moment of madness, I think. It is about 10 years old so still a fairly young plant which had flowered in previous years. It had plenty of leaves this year.

My question is - will it flower next year, and what should we do to encourage flowering? Your help would be greatly appreciated!




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2 Sep, 2011


The routine for pruning Wisteria in restricted places is to summer prune in August by reducing laterals - half of them by half their length and the other half by two thirds or so. Then you go out in mid winter (but by mid February) and trim them again, back to within an inch of where you cut them in August. If you do this in mid February, you can often see fatter buds sitting on the stems - the fatter ones are flower buds, smaller ones will be leaves later on. I'm surprised that your husband's 'pruning' stopped flowering this year, to achieve that he must have given it a thoroughly hard prune back.

2 Sep, 2011

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