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gisagadget
SUNDERLAND
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 12, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9202927

Hi,

I have had a Wisteria planted at my front porch for about 5 yrs.
The plant is facing South and gets the sun most of the day.
The plant has never flowered.
Can anyone tell me why it is not flowering?
Many thanks

Update:
Thank-you for your tip of being patient gardenworm2 and for the link to AT pruning video tommy- very good!

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gardenworm2
Standish, MI

July 12, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9203381

When we purchased ours 9 years ago we were told that they bloom after the first 7 years. Ours gets a lot of shade and did not bloom until last year and then it only had a few flowers. This year being the 9th year it had several buds but we had frost late and most of the buds froze leaving only a few to bloom.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

July 13, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9203713

Pruning practices play a big roll. As well as age. When you prune the vines back leave 5-6 nodes on each vine. Also be sure to feed the plant.

Go watch this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvmgNSWoPgY
PhyllisJ
Johnson City, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 21, 2012
8:16 PM

Post #9213929

For several years my wisteria didn't bloom either. The last couple of years it has been full of flowers and even bloomed a second time. Not as many blooms the second time around though. I noticed last week I had 3 blooms on it. I think this weather is confusing it. We went from temps in 100's and no rain to 70's-80's and rain every day. Pruning does play an important part.

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