Dana asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 1 decade ago

Wisteria vines near a wall?

I am thinking of planting Wisteria near a wall so it will cover the harsh lines of the architecture. Is that going to curtail it growth as I have heard it should be ground near structures like arbor, fence, etc?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    For really prolific flowering Wisteria needs some root restriction, this can be done with bricks below ground. The roots need to grow, but also to struggle a little. Wisteria will need wall support, perhaps a LARGE trellis, or wires from gutter to ground. The plant will need `tying in` as Wisteria is a lax grower and will need wall support.

  • 1 decade ago

    I had a magnificent one which was growing up under a verandah edge, supported by the posts and some wire, to train it along. It worked well. I've seen many growing in all sorts of places, so I don't think it would matter been near a wall. As long as it has plenty of support, where you can help it along as it grows. It will be very heavy.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That sounds nice. But if you plant it next to your home it will invade it. Once it takes root you cant get rid of it. It keeps coming back.

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