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19/05/2014 at 20:48

Has anyone grown Wysteria from cuttings? There's conflicting advice online, and I've never taken a cutting of anything before!

I saw a Wysteria plant at Homebase, but it was £30! I'd much rather give it a go myself!

 

Thanks

20/05/2014 at 07:01

There were some threads about it a while back - I've found ths one  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/cuttings-from-wisteria/83326.html 

20/05/2014 at 07:25

Wisterias are expensive because they're grafted. Cuttings can take over 20 years to flower ( which is why growers graft previously flowered wood onto a rootstock). Growing from seed is the same thankless task. If you want one, I'm afraid you're going to have to buy one.

20/05/2014 at 07:32

Dove, thanks, that's a useful thread and Charlie November's method sounds sensible. Will try his method.

Sweetpea93, Give it a go! I'm trying to layer a cutting on this year's growth and from the woody part of the branch and now charlies method.

Watch this space - but don't hold your breathe!

20/05/2014 at 08:34

Not strictly a cutting, but I found that the long whippy shoots will layer if pegged down. A year to root and two to flower in new position.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46286.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 This is the layered plant on its own roots. The grafted plant has not flowered this year.

20/05/2014 at 16:59

Adding that method to my trials Fidgetbones, your wisteria looks lovely, good growth.

I'll search for a suitable shoot once it stops raining - just had a welcome thunder storm, hope the water but is filling up.

20/05/2014 at 21:29
I'm more than happy to be patient in regards to flowering! Thanks for the advice everyone.
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