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by Deborah L. on April 02, 2006 04:37 AM
Today I bought a wisteria, about 6 feet tall, and in beautiful bloom. I've wanted one for years, but never could find one blooming so I could be sure of the color I was getting. I'm thrilled !
Does anyone have experience with wisterias?
The nurseryman said not to plant it until it finishes blooming.
I'm going to grow it in a 24 inch decorative pot.
He said it can live as a bonsai, but big.
Please advise as to care, food, pruning, temps, etc !!!
The name of this wisteria is Texas Purple Japanese Wisteria.
Thanks !

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by rozy221 on April 02, 2006 10:58 AM
The only advice that I have is to keep on top of the pruning or it will overtake you! Other than that it has beautiful flowers. Oh ya-it only flowers from last years growth, so you really need to watch what you're pruning and when. Good luck!
by Deborah L. on April 04, 2006 08:37 AM
Thanks, Rozy. I'll be careful !

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by SpringFever on April 04, 2006 09:46 PM
I have one has not bloomed yet, mine is still to young, but I just take care of it like everything else... It does grow like crazy I am trying to train it in a weeping tree form.. Has a mind of its own LOL pretty though love mine

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by Deborah L. on April 04, 2006 09:58 PM
What color is it? I have the lavendar one, called Texas Purple.

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by SpringFever on April 04, 2006 10:14 PM
I have a bright pink one.. I wanted a purple one but did not want to wait and figured it would be a little different because I see a lot of the purple ones..

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by Deborah L. on April 04, 2006 10:45 PM
I've read that the pink and the white ones take alot longer to bloom. That's why I asked you what color it is.
Pink would be stunning and different, I agree.
All that I've read online says not to feed as that makes lots of leaves and delays flowering.
In fact, one site said that deprivation is key for blooming.

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by SpringFever on April 04, 2006 11:03 PM
Yeah that is what I have read as well can take up to 5 years to bloom.. but I am a patient gardener....

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by FLOWERCHILD74 on April 05, 2006 08:21 AM
OOH..I LIKE THAT TREE..WOULD LIKE T HAVE ONE FOR MY NEW HOME!..UMM SORRY FOR SOUNDING DUMB,HOW BIG AND TALL CAN THEY GET REALLY...AND DOES THE ROOTS SPREAD WHERE WATER IS..LIKE A WEEPING WILLOW PER-SAY

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by Deborah L. on April 05, 2006 09:26 AM
It's my first and I don't really know what it will do. I'm growing it as a bonsai, so it won't be able to send roots everywhere.
Spring, your patience will be rewarded ! I envy that-I have no patience at all and often buy huge plants as I can't bear to wait for seed !

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 09:36 PM
LOL mine grew like crazy!!! it is about 8 feet tall now and has grew about a million feet last year LOL just kidding really though they do grow fast..
As far as I can tell their a shallow root system,on account it tipped right over arbor and all during a snow storm... and you could see the roots. interesting vine I should take more pictures !! [thinker]

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 09:42 PM
I would get a much bigger mature one next time.. After all you can only play the waiting game for so long I think I got mine 4 years ago...still no blooms [Mad] [Big Grin]

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 09:58 PM
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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 09:59 PM
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by SpringFever on April 06, 2006 05:20 AM
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1246.html
Hope this helps I got some great info here!!

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by Deborah L. on April 06, 2006 06:07 AM
Wow ! It's trunk is so thick ! I like the twisting of the trunk. Mine has that twist, but it's as skinny as a straw.
Thanks again for the site, and these great pictures !

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by SpringFever on April 06, 2006 11:56 AM
Hey there the trunk will get big mine twisted after the first year and continued to get bigger and bigger... even though it has not flowered I still appreciate the leaves they are a pretty bush!!

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