Video about growing wisteria. Today we’ll talk about smart wisteria. This is just the answer to the question of those gardeners who asked about the wisteria, which is now sold in boxes in our garden centers. Now let's talk about all this, and the first thing about this amazing wisteria, which is not so blooming in its homeland. So what is this view?
Growing Wisteria - video
This is an Asian species of Wisteria - Chinese Wisteria. They are not hardy. They will live in our strip only in closed ground. If someone has a warmed balcony or a winter garden, then the plant is very good and beautiful. To plant this huge number of buds, this plant must have a cool wintering. Wisteria discards leaves for the winter, stands with bare branches - waiting for the month of February. We have them in February, they bloom. There is frost and snow on the street, and we already have spring in full swing. Wisteria in winter stood with thin, inconspicuous twigs, and suddenly it is so gorgeous flowering.
This wisteria is called "lilac rain", if you look at it with a general look - it really looks like rain. If you could still feel this delicious aroma! It smells like lilac. Wisteria leaves a lasting impression. Probably, in nature it can be more authentic than brushes, but I believe that even such a flowering for our area, where we have such cold weather, where we have a lack of light, is just a wonderful result.
So, let's talk about growing wisteria and caring for it . What does she need? Top dressing every 10 days. When she begins to wake up in the month of February, she is fed with nitrogen for the first time, and then another organics every 10 days, this is the whole season. It builds up a huge biomass, even if you pollinate the flowers - the pods will be tied, they will hang. We continue to feed until October-November. It begins to turn yellow in the fall, like our trees, it drops its leaves. Then it switches to winter maintenance, it is hardly watered, we support it a little so that it does not dry out. In this state, she is waiting naked for the month of February.
Trimming wisteria is difficult to do. If you prune a lot, then you prune all the flowers. You need to know which kidneys. Seen from the branches, here are short branches with crowded buds. Many, many buds on short branches - they usually open with a lot of flowers. On long shoots, they are also hung in the hands, so it is difficult to trim it. But you need to trim, because the plant is powerful and will take up a lot of space.
Wisteria, which we can observe on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, is the same species. There are different species, and floribunda and some other species. This brush has up to 30 cm. There are about 150 brushes on it. It has a huge number of small brushes, buds, that is, it will bloom for a long time, if our climate allows it. It is very hot here now, so if her flowers do not fall, then she blooms for a long time. The brushes from the petiole begin to open and blossom down until the very last flower finishes blooming. Here, at the beginning of the brush, it begins to crumble, but until the brush blooms completely, it will continue to bloom.
Now about how to grow it. Can of cuttings. Not even from the cuttings, but like an air lay. Large wisteria grew and the branch fell, it covered it with leaves, the earth turned out, and it took root. It was cut off and brought to the deep middle lane, with our frosts at 30 ° C, of course, you cannot leave such wisteria in the cold. How much frost does wisteria carry? This type of wisteria is now sold in garden centers, it will not bloom here. She will live until she crawls out from under the snow — she will live. As soon as it appears from under the snow, it will be cut off immediately by frost. Plus, she will not have time to lay flower buds, because she does not have enough heat. There is no point in growing such a wisteria. You will have a half-meter wisteria with leaves and no effect. I can confirm this, because my friends in the garden near Nizhny Novgorod wisteria has been growing for several years. As they say in garden centers - it really hibernates, in winter it does not die, the root remains in the ground, in the spring it throws a green shoot, but nothing goes further than this. She really can grow by 1-1.5 m, but she has no flowers.
I also tried to understand where the stem of this wisteria goes. This is a tree liana. She bends, I tried to determine what kind of pot she had. This is all splendor in a 30 liter pot. It is quite possible to keep it on the loggia or on a good insulated balcony, if there is a great desire. And learn how to properly shape, distinguish between kidneys, and then you will have such luxurious wisteria, curly lilacs or “lilac rain”. And a wonderful aroma, and spring, which comes in February.
Watch a video about growing wisteria from seeds .