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Is my wisteria going to strangle my tree?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 10:42

Thanks, my magnolia tree is stunning, and must be really really old like over 50 years. Whether I am here or not, I know how slow growing magnolia is, let alone to get to this size of a tree, so I would not want to do anything that would potentially damage or kill it, as I appreciate it's beauty.

My original thought was to have flowers at different times of the year, as magnolia is done by April usually. I never realised that the wisteria could start to strangle it.

I'll have to try to cut it down and create a new wisteria plant once the flowers die.

Is my wisteria going to strangle my tree?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 09:04

Thanks nutcutlet, that's an interesting analogy, but don't trees/plants continue growing but just bulge around the tie? hmmm. I guess I need to cut it down, I'll wait until after it the flowers finish. 

Is my wisteria going to strangle my tree?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:28

Thanks .... any idea if it could kill the tree? 

I too have never pruned it mainly because it was always quite weedy and never flowered, until this year. It's now grown and spread a lot, so I need to prune I guess for sure. May have already left it too late, as its at the top of several of the magnolia branches and thats about 15ft off the ground.  I guess I could wait a bit for the flowers to fade then hack it back.

Also, does anyone know if you can do cuttings as there are some good long stems, and I may try to create a separate wisteria tree.

Is my wisteria going to strangle my tree?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 19:57

Hi I'm new on here.

I have been tidying up my garden this weekend and a wisteria that is about 7 years old I noticed has flowered for the first time ever, lilac flowers, looks pretty.

At the time of planting I thought it might be nice train it up a really old huge magnolia tree which finishes flowering about by April usually. However I have just noticed that the wisteria at the base has grown very thick about 2 inches of trunk and is coiled around the magnolia.

My question is, is the wisteria going to strangle my lovely really over magnolia tree? In which case I will have to cut it down completely or try to move it.

Does anyone know? I don't want to wait to find out and then one day my old old magnolia tree starts dying?

Please advise? 

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