Pruning wisteria in summer

Find out how to keep wisteria under control, in our video guide to summer pruning.

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Wisteria is a beautiful but notoriously vigorous climber, and needs to be pruned twice a year – in July/August and in winter – to keep it under control and flowering well. This may sound complicated, but in this short video Gardeners’ World to summer-pruning wisteria, expert David Hurrion explains the process really clearly. He shows you exactly which stems to cut and how much to remove. Alternatively, see our guide on how to winter-prune.