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donnyg1972
May 17, 2020 1:36 AM CST
Hi all I am new here and this is my first post so bare with me please.

Today my wife and I purchased a blue moon wisteria and we would like to grow it as a tree(no taller than 5 feet I hope)not a vine and I'm not having much luck finding information on exactly how to do that and I was hoping you could help answer a question or 2 for me? The plant is about 5 feet tall 3 feet of it is brown trunk about the thickness of a pencil and another couple feet is the whips there is a total of three trunks that are spread out about a half inch apart From each other and I was wondering if we tie those together to grow a truck or if two of them need to be removed and if so how do I go about doing that?

Thanks in advance!
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donnyg1972
May 17, 2020 9:54 AM CST
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May 17, 2020 10:11 AM CST
Wisterias by and large are climbing vines, not trees. When they are happy, some of them send out runners or branches that can spread 5, 10, 20' in a single growing season!!

So in part, it depends on what variety you bought. But in any case, to confine it into a controllable tree is next to impossible.

Unfortunately you picked one of the larger varieties available reaching 25' in height. It is also one of the best Wisterias available in today's market.
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DaisyI
May 17, 2020 3:58 PM CST
You can train a Wisteria to look like a tree.

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donnyg1972
May 17, 2020 8:55 PM CST
BigBill said:Wisterias by and large are climbing vines, not trees. When they are happy, some of them send out runners or branches that can spread 5, 10, 20' in a single growing season!!

So in part, it depends on what variety you bought. But in any case, to confine it into a controllable tree is next to impossible.

Unfortunately you picked one of the larger varieties available reaching 25' in height. It is also one of the best Wisterias available in today's market.


Thank you
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donnyg1972
May 17, 2020 9:02 PM CST
DaisyI said:You can train a Wisteria to look like a tree.



Thanks, I already read this one and I know it can be done but my question is can I safely separate the 3 trunks coming from the soil or do I just tie them together? If I can't separate them can I braid them together or is it to late to do that?
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DaisyI
May 17, 2020 9:23 PM CST
Oh, sorry. I didn't understand the question. I doubt you can separate them because I suspect they are all connected to the same roots. You could dump it out of the pot and check. Wisteria are pretty pliable - I would just braid them loosely together. You don't want a tight braid anyway as they need room to grow.

It may look silly in the beginning but the trunks will quickly thicken and grow together.
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North Central Indiana
donnyg1972
May 17, 2020 9:57 PM CST
DaisyI said:Oh, sorry. I didn't understand the question. I doubt you can separate them because I suspect they are all connected to the same roots. You could dump it out of the pot and check. Wisteria are pretty pliable - I would just braid them loosely together. You don't want a tight braid anyway as they need room to grow.

It may look silly in the beginning but the trunks will quickly thicken and grow together.


Thanks again for the replies you are awesome.
My wife is all for the braided trunk so it looks like we have a goal now.

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