Pruning overgrown Wisteria vine in fall

Asked October 12, 2019, 1:27 PM EDT

Our Wisteria vine needs major pruning and would like to severely cut it back in October. Will it survive? It covers some wooden steps and makes them slippery. Thanks.

Winona County Minnesota pruning wisteria horticulture

1 Response

Wisteria tolerates pruning very well, even several times a year, but I'd still recommend waiting until late winter to do your "major pruning". However, if it is causing structures to be hazardous, such as your steps, then, by all means, prune those areas now. Read here:
https://hvp.osu.edu/pocketgardener/source/description/wisteria.html