Care for really old wisteria

Asked September 7, 2020, 2:00 AM EDT

We have a 'free form' wisteria in one corner of our yard. It is probably as old as the house, 105 years old. It has grown into the trees. As I have been pruning it, the plant seems to be dieing back. Under the current cane is a large amount of old growth. Should that be removed? Even some of what looks like the big main root cane is breaking off. Trying to keep this beauty alive and thriving. Thank you.

Suwannee County Florida

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Without photos, it is difficult to understand what the undergrowth is, but here is an Extension article on this topic from your state: https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/weeds-and-invasive-plants/wisteria.html You might want to contact your county Extension service for specifics, but they will need pictures: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/suwannee/ Good luck!