[gardeners] Wisteria was: Applesauce/basil

tr1ulium@bellsouth.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 6 Aug 2001 14:47:08 -0400


I was told my wisteria should bloom within 5-7 years.  I bought it from Wayside Gardens, and it was about 5' long with nice-sized vines.
It bloomed the 5th spring after we'd planted it--not too heavily, but I was thrilled.  Then we moved.  Don't know if the new owners have torn it out or not.
We never pruned it with the special techniques the books recommend.  It may have been even better if we had!
So take heart--hopefully it will bloom when you're only 63!  ;)

Zone 6, KY

> From: Ron Hay <ronhay@pacbell.net>
> Date: 2001/08/06 Mon AM 07:41:35 EDT
> To: gardeners@globalgarden.com
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] Applesauce/basil
> Good morning, Elizabeth,
> I have a question about wisteria, which, perhaps, you may be able to
> answer. Ours has been in the ground for a couple of years, and, this
> year is growing like gangbusters....but not a single blossom yet. I have
> heard that wisterias sometimes take as long as 15 years before blooming.
> Has this been your experience? At that rate, i will be 73 before I see
> our first blossom:(
> Ron