Using balcony railings as a growing support
A purpose-built metal framework supports the wisteria on its journey up to the balcony railings. The wonderfully scented flowers of this Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) are around 2 cm larger than those of its Japanese sibling.... read more ›
The ideal way to grow wisteria against a wall is to train it as an espalier, with horizontal support wires (3mm galvanised steel) set 30cm (1ft) apart. Over time, and with pruning twice a year, plants will build up a strong spur system.... see details ›
Wisterias are hardy, vigorous climbers reaching over 10m (33ft) height and width. You will need to provide support in the form of wires or trellis against a wall, or garden structures like pergola or arch. Wisteria can also be trained up a tree or grown up a support to form a standard.... see details ›
To grow a wisteria up an arbor or pergola, make sure that the structure's support posts are at least 4 by 4 inches. The main stem can be twined around a post or grown straight against it; keep the stem firmly attached with heavy-duty garden twine until it has grown over the top of the structure and is attached there.... see more ›
- Clematis. Clematis armandii 'Appleblossom' in bloom. ...
- Ivy. Hedera helix 'Caecilia' ...
- Honeysuckle. ...
- Morning Glory. ...
- Climbing roses. ...
- Lilly pilly. ...
- Hydrangea. ...
- Cherry laurel.
If you were looking for some perennial flowering vines for fences, these would include:
- Dutchman's Pipe.
- Trumpet vine.
- Climbing Hydrangea.
Since Wisteria vines become so large and heavy, they need massive roots to anchor the plant. As such, the root systems grow deep into the ground. Wisteria roots typically grow two to three feet deep, but maybe up to ten feet deep in mature vines that have been in place for many, many years.... continue reading ›
Wisteria is an aggressive climber and needs very sturdy supports to grow without collapsing their trellis or pergola. Be aware that wisteria vines will grow into any crack or crevice so be very careful planting it near or onto your home. And be aware that once established, wisteria can be very difficult to remove.... continue reading ›
Wisteria will climb virtually anything it can reach, including trees, houses, fences, sheds, and more. Wisteria will continue to climb as long as the structure supports its weight. The plant can be trained to grow into a shrub or tree, or you can train it to climb against any sturdy structure.... continue reading ›
Espaliered wisterias can be supported with galvanised steel wires (3mm is ideal). Place them about 45cm (18″) apart, which will support the growing plant well. A climbing stake. You can grow wisteria as a free-standing tree if you have a large garden.... view details ›
Wisterias need a sunny, sheltered position to flower well. They can be grown in very lightly shaded positions, but won't flower as well. They also need a soil that retains plenty of moisture in summer, but doesn't become overly wet or waterlogged.... view details ›
A variety of pests nibble at wisteria leaves, but only the wisteria borer has been observed giving established plants any real problems. These tiny beetles cut perfectly round holes into the woody parts of the vine, where they may spend a significant portion of their lives.... see more ›
Wisteria growing up the property can also add up to five per cent onto your value.... read more ›
in mature wisteria. Your wall will need some kind of support framework, as wisteria is a twiner, with no sticky pads such as those on Virginia creeper or aerial roots on ivy. Stout horizontal wires fastened to sturdy vine eyes screwed into the wall at intervals of 18in give the most unobtrusive support.... see details ›
Aerial roots on vines won't stick well to any smooth metal surface. Fix lines of diagonal wire or string at 6-inch intervals across the fence to provide support for clinging and twining vines or attach a trellis, which all vines can climb.... see details ›
Metal Attracts Heat, Cooks Plant Roots
As a result, your plant soil and roots become hotter than they should be, in many cases causing the roots to completely overheat from direct sun. This process is made increasingly worse because of the poor insulation of metal planters.... see more ›
Certain types of plants are capable of thriving in soils where the concentration of metals (like copper, lead, and nickel) are excess without any adverse effects. Some absorb them and break them down with enzymes.... see details ›
For most plants playing classical or jazz music caused growth to increase, while harsher metal music induced stress. This may be because the vibrations of metal music are too intense for plants and stimulate cells a little too much. We think of this like massaging your plant with a song – they prefer a gentler touch.... view details ›
Bamboo. Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, so it can create a lush and exotic privacy screen very quickly. Some varieties of bamboo are invasive, so consider picking a slow-spreading, clumping variety, or planting it in large raised planters to keep it under control.... see more ›
Rambling roses are extremely vigorous climbers and will quickly cover a wall or fence if provided with support. Some, such as 'Rambling Rector' are suitable for growing in partial shade. Over time, rambling roses provide dense shelter in which birds may nest.... read more ›
Wisteria is also known for growing onto (and into) nearby structures, such as houses, garages, sheds, and so on. We strongly recommend not planting wisteria too close to your home! Wisteria vines require a very sturdy structure to climb on, such as a metal or wooden trellis or pergola.... see details ›
By installing wire support, the wisteria will grow onto the wire instead of growing over downpipes and aerials which will cause long term damage. Wisteria will also grow into windows and climb to the roof of your property. This can be stopped by pruning at different times throughout the summer."... see details ›
Yes, the root system of a wisteria is very aggressive. Since the wisteria root system is so large and powerful, you should avoid planting wisteria near walls or pathways. The root system of a wisteria can easily damage these.... view details ›
Wisterias are slow to mature and may not begin flowering until three to five years after planting. Wisterias are rapid growers and can shoot up 10 feet or more in a single growing season. That's great if you want to quickly cover a fence or pergola, but you don't want the vines to overrun your garden.... see details ›
This vine requires deep, rich soil that is somewhat moist but will tolerate many soil conditions. Once planted, pruning is about the only important requirement for wisteria vine care. Since this vine is an aggressive grower, there's no need for fertilizing and being drought-tolerant, wisteria requires little watering.... see more ›
Wisteria, one of the most beautiful plants on earth, can last for 50 years and more. It can also, and has a reputation for doing so, drive you and your heirs nuts. To begin with, after you plant wisteria, years and years may go by before you see a first bloom.... see more ›
6. The soil level in the pot should sit level with the soil in the pot or ground; avoid planting too deeply or covering the base of the stem with more than half an inch of soil mix. If the soil is too deep the stem may rot.... see more ›
After pruning wisteria, you will find that your wisteria trimming may have caused some larger branches to die back. This is alright. You can just take them out of the plant or cut them back all the way.... continue reading ›
Wisteria are quick to grow – growing up to 10 feet or more a year. This makes them a wonderful choice when you are looking for garden privacy ideas or garden shade ideas, as they will be in full leaf throughout the summer months.... see details ›
Wisteria floribunda is a desirable selection to grow on pergolas and arbors because its long flowers hang dramatically through the top. Only one plant is usually needed to cover an entire structure since it is, like other species of wisteria, such a vigorous grower.... continue reading ›
The only damage it could do to the pergola is to get so heavy it pulls the whole thing down, but pruning religiously would control this. The main problem is, wisteria is FAR too large a vine to grow successfully in in a container for very long.... view details ›
Wisterias can be grown in pots but you'll need to feed them regularly as they are hungry plants. Only go for this option if training your wisteria plant as a standard. Choose the largest pot you have space for and use a good tree and shrub compost.... read more ›
The roots: The wisteria roots spread so strongly and abundantly that if planted near walls or pavements they can easily grow into them causing serious damage .... see more ›
Leaf scorch is the first sign that your wisteria has gotten too much heat and sun. If the leaves of your wisteria have dark brown spots, the plant likely has sun scorch. The flowers may also turn brown, and blooms may fall off prematurely.... read more ›
While these climbing growers are useful for sprucing up your landscaping and vertical space, they can also be toxic to dogs and cats, particularly since wisteria contains poisonous seeds and pods.... view details ›
The seed pods and seeds are considered the most toxic parts of the plant, but all parts contain the harmful chemicals lectin and wisterin, which can cause a burning sensation in the mouth, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea if swallowed.... view details ›
Because of Wisteria's toxicity, most animals will not eat it. However, aphids, borers, scale insects, and caterpillars are the most common pests that can affect your Wisteria. Birds and large bees may also cause damage.... read more ›
Other: All parts of the plant are poisonous, but it is most often the seeds or seed pods that are ingested. Symptoms: Symptoms can include burning mouth, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea, sometimes followed by collapse. Warning: Seek urgent medical attention for all ingestions.... view details ›
Wisteria is an ideal place for a wasp nest. Vespid, or paper, wasps build nests on trellises, arbors or directly on the woody stems of the vines. The multiple blossoms provide protection and foraging space for these insect-eating wasps and their offspring.... continue reading ›
Planting wisteria in gardens is a popular pursuit, especially in the warm climates of the Southern United States. It has great ornamental appeal. Wisteria is a hardy vine with dark, glossy leaves and clusters of hanging blooms that attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators in mid- to late spring.... view details ›
No wisterias -- native or introduced -- should be planted close to a foundation or septic lines. Their roots are every bit as agressive as their tops and can cause very expensive below-ground damage.... view details ›
A: Wisteria can become very heavy. If you like it, why not re-enforce your fence before you plant it. However, there are other vines that may not be quite as heavy. I planted a sweet autumn clematis (Clematis paniculata) that has small white, fragrant flowers on our backyard fence.... continue reading ›
It's easy to be enraptured by the lilac blossoms of a wisteria, but these flowering vines are such vigorous growers that they can spread out of control. They're known to choke out trees and damage buildings, but that shouldn't stop us from growing them.... see more ›
The main thing that makes Amethyst Falls one of the easiest Wisterias to grow is that it's less aggressive than the Japanese and Chinese varieties. That means you won't have to be quite as vigilant about pruning just to make sure it doesn't tear your house down (or your neighbors').... continue reading ›
Installing Your Trellis for Wisteria. Choose a large wall that gets plenty of sun. Wisteria can grow very quickly—around 10 ft (3.0 m) a year. Because of this, pick a wall that is at least 7 ft (2.1 m) tall.... view details ›
Wisteria vines can be grown on a trellis, pergola, arbor, fence or other similar support structure. Wisterias can easily grow up to 30 feet long and become very heavy so it's important to choose a sturdy support structure and keep them to a manageable size with regular pruning.... continue reading ›
Wisterias (Wisteria synensis) are known for their clusters of pastel flowers, but the weight of their vines demands a serious support structure. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8, wisterias can damage fences, trees and even elements such as rain gutters.... see details ›
Wisteria will climb virtually anything it can reach, including trees, houses, fences, sheds, and more. Wisteria will continue to climb as long as the structure supports its weight. The plant can be trained to grow into a shrub or tree, or you can train it to climb against any sturdy structure.... read more ›
How Big Do Wisteria Roots Grow? When you consider how tall wisteria vines can grow, it just makes sense that the wisteria root system is strong and aggressive. For example, Chinese wisteria can shoot up 60 feet (18 m.) with stems up to 15 feet (5 m.)... see details ›
Wisteria vines require a very sturdy structure to climb on, such as a metal or wooden trellis or pergola. Mature plants have been known to get so heavy that they break their supports, so plan with care and build your structure with hefty materials.... see details ›
Potential Damage from Wisteria Roots
If you plant your Wisteria right over your septic tank, irrigation system piping, or other underground pipes, drains, or structures, there's always the possibility that the root system could cause damage.... see more ›
By installing wire support, the wisteria will grow onto the wire instead of growing over downpipes and aerials which will cause long term damage. Wisteria will also grow into windows and climb to the roof of your property. This can be stopped by pruning at different times throughout the summer."... view details ›
Grow wisteria plants against a sturdy wall, such as up the front of a house, in moist but well-drained soil, ideally in a south- or west-facing direction. Prune in February and again in August. Feed with a high potash fertiliser in spring to encourage flowers.... continue reading ›