Quite often I am asked at what moment in time I prune the wisteria. I have to think that over. Mainly because I prune the wisteria several times a year.
A wisteria is a vigorous plant. After flowering the plant makes many long shoots. All those cost the plant a lot of energy. So I prune those shoots back at 5 cm on the main branch. SNAP!
In summer the plant again goes to a lot of growth, SNAP! I cut the long shoots again. And in autumn, SNAP! Even in winter. I cut back all the long shoots I have not noticed before. SNAP! So each shoot is cut back to 5 cm on the main branch.
The only time I do not SNAP! is in spring. In spring the buds swell and eventually the beautiful lavender blue flowers grow out of all those little stumps. The blue flowers smell too, I am delighted. They are irresistible!
The secret of a beautiful flowering wisteria? I can be brief about that.
Have a nice week in the garden.
In a few days......
.... the flower buds......
........will start flowering.
Oh, these flowers.....
....... are beautiful and they scent so sweet.
Not my house. Look how vigorous they grow!