May 24, 2011

The 7 Year Wonder

Seven years in the making , Wisteria chinensis has finally arrived in  full glory.  Time to break out the bubbly !   If you've had a wisteria for a long time and it hasn't bloomed you can try my method.  First root prune it - take a shovel and chop the roots to within a half foot of the crown or trunk, sprinkle a high phosphate fertilizer around it and water it in.

And of course as you are leaving you might say something like " Bloom damn it or it's off with your head ! " 

Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved


  1. Congratulations! It is beautiful! You might want to patent your method!

  2. I have had two wisteria's for over eleven years now and I have tried so many tricks to get it to bloom, even threats of "this is your last year to bloom or I am chopping you down" .LOL! I will try the shovel and fertilizer suggestion tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Yes, I think the blooming of your wisteria is reason for celebration! I can't even remember when our wisteria last bloomed. We have tried everything from taking off its head to just ignorning it...maybe we need to try your version of tough love!


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