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Dekh
Jun 12, 2020 10:10 AM CST
Hi all
Could someone advise if when pruning i have accidentally cut the growing stem that prevents growth.
Also, i would like to grow up a 6 ft pergola, would it reach the desired height in the pot i have it in, any advice would be appreciated.
Regards
Derek
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2020 10:40 AM CST
Nothing will stop a wisteria from growing but, cutting the long runners will cause it to grow more bushy instead of up. It won't have any problem growing to 6 ft in the current pot.

But, it will root out the drain hole and become a permanent fixture in the current location unless you put something solid under it. One large solid concrete or stone paver. Bricks won't work as the roots will grow between the bricks.
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Dekh
Jun 12, 2020 10:49 AM CST
Thanks Daisy
So there were two shoots that went to the side and i cut then back closer to the main plant, you say it will grow bushier, will it still grow higher also, apologies if i have not fully understood.
Regarding the pot it did cross my mind that it may root through the hole, think i bettet locate it to where my pergola is to be erected which is on stone paving. I may in time re plant in a larger container.
Thanks again
Derek
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2020 10:55 AM CST
Cutting side shoots is ok but, in your photo, it looks like all the long shoots were pruned back also. Maybe that's the way it came from nursery? New long shoots will grow from nodes just below the cuts.

Roots seek water. Wisteria roots are especially good at squeezing through tight places. If the water flows through the pavers, the roots will follow. Whatever you choose to set the pot on, make sure no part of the pot is sitting on a seam.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
manchester uk
Dekh
Jun 12, 2020 11:01 AM CST
Great, thanks again Daisy. Yes it will be placed on central on a full large paver. Goint to try and train it up one side of pergola and have a clematis on the other side.
Regards
Derek
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2020 11:03 AM CST
Sounds pretty. Take photos when you are done. We love photos!

(post them back to this thread)
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
manchester uk
Dekh
Jun 12, 2020 11:18 AM CST
Will do, however may be a while before anything worth posting, hope i am still around when/ if they reach full potential Hilarious! will be placing pergola against the arbor shown.
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Dekh
Jun 12, 2020 11:28 AM CST
here are some photos of my garden front and rear
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2020 6:47 PM CST
You have a lovely garden. Thank you for sharing.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

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