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I thought wisteria were usually grafted...? I'd buy one, personally, and save home-propagation for stuff thats a) a bit quicker and b) you want loads of, rather than just the one. But I'm both greedy and really impatient, so perhaps not the best source of advice here. So I'll just shut up.


Think I'd take the cuttings, and then buy a wisteria as well - that way the cuttings are guaranteed to strike and you'll be in a forest of wisteria - if you didn't buy one the cuttings would rot - Gardener's Law 


Perhaps I was just lucky,but I just collected a seed pod from the wisteria and potted it up last year.have small plant abot 8 inches tall.


If you're growing a wisteria from seed I hope you're relatively young and have plenty of patience - wisterias grown from seed can take up to 20 years to bloom, whereas grafted plants  should flower within 2 or 3 years.  

But what a sense of pride you will have when it does flower 

gardenning granny

I too find growing anything from seed satisfying - I have half a dozen from last year (seed planted on edge in a pot on my windowsill in spring) but found that two of the young plants perished in the winter so may bring them into the cold greenhouse this year.  I'm not optimistic about seeing them flower (5 yers min I believe) but "better to tarvel hopefully...." as they say.

The seed was taken from pods on my wisteria after they had completely dried on the plant - they are quite big, two or three to each pod.


have fun!



But maybe sow the seed too - for posterity and a jolly good conversation piece 

aldi have some nice wisteria pants in today £9.99 today about 20 inch tall

Aldi have some nice wisteria plants in today £9.99 about 20 inch tall.


I.ll stick with my little plant and see what happens,nothing to loose as already have massive wisteria and 20 years does,nt sound that bad

Were the plants in Aldi the dark mauve or the pale flowered ones?  I'd have to make a special journey there and it's the dark flowered wisteria I really want. Also, does anyone know how safe it is to plant wisteria against a house wall, as some of the older plants I've seen have a very thick trunk and branches, so I wondered if the roots could damage a house's foundations?

Air layering is the best method, it'll take about a year, but you can use any stem you like and use quite a long stem. Or layer a stem that's running along the ground (the ones you're supposed to remove). I've got a new 6ft standard growing from a layered stem. 

Mines flowered for first time in 5 years! The locals are very jealous as you cannot get it here in Bulgaria!




My layered cutting on the pergola is in flower. The original  plant on the garage wall is not. Mind you it did get murdered two years ago,when half of the apricot it was growing  up died. I think I will need to be a bit more diligent with the new shoots this year.

Hi Everyone

Im new to all this, but just wanted to say thank you for the advise on wisteria cuttings? My sister wanted a cutting from my wisteria but it looks like it may be better if I grow from seed for her. I have a lovely Wisteria planted one year under my pergoda and flowered the second year


I think you should read it all again.  Seed grown plants may take 20 or more years to produce a flower and it may not be the same as the parent.   A successful cutting will produce flowers in 2 or 3 years.

You can try one or all of 3 methods:-

layering, where you peg a stem to the ground or into a pot of compost and wiat for roots to grow before severing it from the parent and potting on.

soft shoot cuttings in spring to mid summer

hardwood cuttings in winter

The RHS thinks layering is the most reliable.  See here for more info -

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