Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls'

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Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls'

Postby Dee » May 30, 2005 9:34 pm

I picked this up just this spring and was so excited it flowered. I tried to take a pic so I could remember it, since they seem to be such a PIA to get flowering again! :lol:
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Postby LucyGoose » May 30, 2005 10:37 pm

That's beautiful!! :D
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Postby kHT » Jun 01, 2005 8:45 am

Wow!
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Postby Snow » Jun 02, 2005 12:42 pm

They say it takes at least 5 years for a wisteria to start blooming. I have never tried, here in zone 5. Beautiful!!!
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Postby thy » Jun 03, 2005 5:18 am

If you cut it back it will bloom more easy
Someone can explain it better :wink:
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Postby wishiwere » Jun 13, 2005 5:30 pm

Last year I tried a wisteria for the 2nd time. Danged bunnies or rodents ate it down to the ground this winter :cry: REally wish they would eat the old bushes out back and not my store bought stuff :(
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Postby ~dirtbug~ » Jun 24, 2005 7:52 am

cutting it back ya say???
i fertilised mine last year and ended up with the most lush green leaves!!!
not one flower, not even a hint argh!
so i told it i would ignore it this year.
hahahahahahahaha

lovely bloom. maybe i should print that pic and take it out to my wisteria and say this is what ya suposed to do or ya gone!!!
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Postby Old earth dog » Jun 25, 2005 12:02 am

Most of the large flowering vines such as Wisteria, Campsis, etc, should not be fertilized with any nitrogen. As Dirtbug says, "Lush green leaves, no flowers". Heavy pruning, and often times even a good root pruning does the trick.
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Postby FreakyCola » Sep 21, 2005 1:04 am

I have six wisteria on an arbor that are about 10 years old. One or two of them finally bloomed 3 years ago, but only waaaaay up in a tree they took over & choked & killed. There wasn't one bloom down low that I could look at.

The next year nothing. No blooms at all. I told a nursery lady about it & she told me to root prune then threaten it. I never got around to root pruning so I just theatened it, plus I got some fake wisteria flowers & hung them in it. And it worked! It had some pretty good blooms this year through out the plant. It's still not the picture I see everywhere where it's covered, but it's a start. Hopefully I'll find time to root prune this year.

The one year it bloomed up in the tree I had pruned the first 2 plants as an experiement & thought it was during the winter, so I tried that again. Since they didn't bloom at all that year I'm guessing I didn't prune in the winter.

Here's a scary story. I was weeding in the garden which had gotten quite overgrown in the last few weeks, and a good 30' from the arbor I pulled up some grasses & underneath them was a wisteria vine! I wondered if a bird had dropped a seed & a new one grew. So I picked the vine up & realized it just kept going & going & going! It was off the original wisteria! I started checking & found 4 more long vines that had crept along the ground in different directions that were all about 30' long!

Now I'm afraid to go to sleep! That thing is trying to engulf my house I just know it! Maybe it's threatening me!
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