Growing guide

How to grow wisteria

This gorgeous climber produces cascades of fragrant mauve or white flowers in late spring. It’s a vigorous plant that needs regular pruning and training to keep it in check and flowering well, but is well worth the effort. It looks amazing in full bloom clothing the front of a house, draping over a pergola or scrambling along a sunny wall. 

Quick facts

  • Vigorous climber that is moderately easy to grow
  • Fragrant flowers in spring with occasional flowers in summer
  • Best planted in autumn or spring
  • Loves full sun so ideal on south- and west-facing walls
  • Prune twice a year in July/August and January/February
  • Water well in dry periods, especially on sandy soils
  • Make new plants by layering
  • Most wisterias begin flowering within three to four years of planting

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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