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I have bought a wisteria and plan to grow it in a large pot. What is the best medium to plany it in please.
I planted mine in a large pot 5 years ago, I just used compost and mixed a handful of bonemeal into the plant hole. Mine is trailing on a sunny wall in a sheltered spot and comes back year after year. Every spring before the new buds open I just mix another handful of bonemeal into the top layer of soil... I hope this helps

I have a wisteria which is about 8/9 years old it has grown all around my garden fencing and  was climbing over our newly erected pergoda but for the past week or two it has stopped growing and the leaves are turning yellow then brown then falling is this due to the cold spell I am worried there is something wrong with it but the bark is green when scraped and the roots are not water logged and the leaves don't have any miscoloured spots or anything on them so any help would be appreciated .


your wisteria thinks its autumn, looking at the temperatures forecast for the next few days, it might be right!

I've just planted a small wisteria in a large pot of rich homemade compost and popped a passion flower in beside it so they can both grow up a sheltered sunny wall by my porch. Do you think they'll be happy sharing? I'll feed them each spring/summer.


I have recently bought a wisteria and have put into a large pot as I have no garden only minimal paved outdoor space. I didn't look happy outside so I have brought it inside to try and get it established. It is in a window and I am watering it regularly. Still not happy and losing leaves. Any advice would be very much appreciated.


Needs to be outside 

Make sure the pot is suitable in size for it too, otherwise it will struggle. They become enormous so they really aren't the best thing for a pot  (walls and pergolas etc for them to do their stuff)  but I believe some people manage it. It will need a suitable medium if it's in a pot long term - ordinary compost won't do. 

If it's a young plant, just give it a bit of protection from wind and poor weather till it warms up and starts putting on new growth. Don't overwater it either. Water well, then leave it till it really needs more. You can do more harm by having it sitting permanently in wet soil. 

What sort of compost do I need to grow my wisteria in a pot and how long can it stay in the pot

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