Vines and Climbers forum: Not so beautiful... yet!

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Name: Linda
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alwaysbehindMN
Jun 25, 2014 9:22 AM CST
When I look at this picture, or the real thing out in my yard, I don't see a pile of branches with a tiny green vine down at the bottom. I see a mass of wisteria with beautiful blue flowers. Crazy? Maybe.
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I ordered this wisteria 'Blue Moon' this past spring because it is hardy (to -40ยบ) but with no clear idea where I would plant it.
When it arrived, the instructions stressed planting in full sun, so I looked around for the sunniest spot in my yard. I saw this pile of branches that needed to be hauled away behind the barn (where I put all my yard debris), and I saw it covered with a beautiful blue-flowered wisteria! And I truly believe it will happen...
Notice the two blooming racemes at the bottom!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 25, 2014 10:09 AM CST
Beautiful .. you do realize that once that wisteria gets going, that pile of wood will be permanent.
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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 25, 2014 10:53 AM CST
LOL. So true Ann. Very vigorous. I had to prune mine with a spade to finally control it. Beautiful when blooming though I will give it that. It's departure paved the way for quite a few new things so I don't miss it much.
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 28, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I love Wisteria especially when it's in someone else yard Whistling
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chelle
Jun 28, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Linda,

Your wisteria should be very happy there. Thumbs up

I plant and design with a lot of wood and branches myself, and the plants love it!

Thanks for sharing yours! Big Grin
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 28, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Sorry .. I guess we're scaring Linda to death! I love wisteria and being in the South it has naturalized in many areas. In your Zone 4 it's probably much better behaved than in warmer zones.
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 28, 2014 6:25 PM CST
I agree Sorry didn't mean to sound negative. I truly love wisteria, fell in love with it years ago on vacation in VA. I wish I had a place for it in my yard.
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Jul 8, 2014 9:18 PM CST

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Blue Moon' is much less aggressive than the Asiatic varieties. It is only supposed to get about 15-20 feet rather than the 30-40 that many others can get.
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Jul 17, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Sorry .. I guess we're scaring Linda to death! I love wisteria and being in the South it has naturalized in many areas. In your Zone 4 it's probably much better behaved than in warmer zones.


LOL, that's what I was just thinking as I read through this thread !

I love wisteria (doesn't everyone love plants they can't - or can only barely - grow?) and didn't realize there was a variety that hardy, hope I can get hold of one next year!!

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