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Can I grow a Wisteria sinensis in a large pot as I want it to cover a large fence with a concrete area in the front



The answer is yes and no. Wisteria sinensis does quite well in a pot - but must be trained to become a tree like form, and rigorously pruned back, so unfortunately, it won't behave like it will in the ground and cover a fence or wall.

9 Apr, 2012


My experiences of Wisteria in a pot is that they will do ok....they will grow and look alright but they won't thrive like they do in the ground.

Also found that it's not easy to get them to flower in a tub.

9 Apr, 2012



They do okish for a couple of years then they run out of steam plus you will have to water regulary all through the summer , other climers are better suited to growing in pots , I had one in a half oak barrel from my last house 5 years never realy flowered well but since I have moved here and its in the ground growing over a large wooden rose arch it looks amazing
Try getting in touch with a nursery that specilises in growing wisteria they will tell you the best one for pot culture if any ???


9 Apr, 2012


Cheers for the advice - I think I'll leave a corner free from concrete beside where the shed will go so I can plant the Wisteria in the ground. I also bought 2 climbing roses with the old fashioned cabbage like flowers in creamy white and pink to grow along the same fence at the end of garden and along side walls

9 Apr, 2012


Concrete !!!!! nnnnooooooo


9 Apr, 2012


If your getting a wisteria, I would pay extra for a grafted, established one which has flowers on when you buy it. Silk Tree Nurseries have some 6-7 year old ones and give you lots of advice, they deliver also. I had the same problem as you but I managed to persuade my hubby to spend 3 hours getting enough concrete out so I could plant it in the ground. I already have 3 which I have had for 4 years which have never produced flowers so I guess I bought dud ones. I recently purchased one from silk tree for £65 and it is lovely which had flowers on when it came. If you google wisteria on GOY someone has wrote a really good article on the pitfalls of garden centres selling them with have been grown from seed, these ons can take up to 20 years to flower, they also need to be planted in a sunny position.

9 Apr, 2012

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