The Q&A Archives: Side Shoots On Wisteria Tree

Question: I have a 6' tall wisteria tree. There are 2 pretty large side shoots which I would like to cut off and propagate into vines. How do I do this?

Answer: Wisteria can be propagated most easily by tip cuttings taken in late June or July. Insert the cuttings into clean, slightly damp, soilless potting mix, enclose the container in a tented clear plastic bag and place in a location that is very bright but out of direct sun. Open the bag periodically to allow for air exchange and to check for rooting. THe bag should maintain enough humidity that you do not need to water the cuttings much if at all. Once roots have developed and the top begins to grow, gradually remove the bag and move the pot to a sunny location. Begin fertilizing and keep the soil evenly moist. Plant the vine in the ground once a good root system has developed. Enjoy your wisteria!

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