Minnesota Wisteria planting

Asked April 26, 2018, 2:13 PM EDT

How to plant wisteria on a pergola? Can I start from seed? How long will it take? Thanks!

Ramsey County Minnesota wisteria horticulture

1 Response

It's best to start with a living vine of a variety that has proven hardy in Minnesota.
Seed grown wisteria are notoriously slow to flower (10-20 years in some cases).
https://mnhardy.umn.edu/varieties/woody-ornamentals/wisteria
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp/eb259/entry_8433/

Support for the vine must be very sturdy because they are heavy when mature.

Learn more here:
https://ask.extension.org/questions/270199
https://ask.extension.org/questions/406299
http://www.finegardening.com/article/pruning-and-training-wisteria