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columbiariver

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Wisteria floribunda 'Pink Ice'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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columbiariver

I need advice for growing this wisteria. I just planted it last year and it went bananas. If it continues our house will be covered in a few years. There is about 5 ft of deck rail on both sides of the post. #help should i move it to an out building where it can go forever?

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Mikekally

If you just planted it last year its probably not too settled so I'd chance moving it. But you might be able to control it if you prefer it where it is. As far as I know you're supposed to cut back to 3 buds twice a year, and maybe you'll get stronger trunks but not so many whippy shoots? Yours is defo more vigorous than mine which has done barely anything in 3 years...

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columbiariver

#whippyshoots lol! Thank you! I don't want something that high maintenance against the house. If i can't get to it each year, i can't have it doing this. I'm leaning towards the barn Kim 😁😉💚 @Mikekally

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columbiariver

It should start budding soon Maggie and Hanna. I believe it's 4 years old. I didn't expect this. It would be gorgeous but! Thank you 😊 @dirtgirlworld

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columbiariver

Sounds like a lot of fun, but tons of work for you. Oh, to be young again! @dirtgirlworld

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columbiariver

Just chop it and move?

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columbiariver

Girls are not easy! @dirtgirlworld

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Mikekally

Agree @columbiariver, if its that active in year one, maybe not so close to the house!! But prepare to say #WisteriaAteMyBarn 😂😂

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columbiariver

Rofl! 🤣😆😂 You are so right. It's possible! @Mikekally

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ShelleySnyder

Oh Laura I have to agree with @dirtgirlworld and @Mikekally it will take over the world begining with your house!🙈🙉🙊💘😍

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columbiariver

Oh my, what was i thinking? I'll tell you all. I planted a wisteria some 20 years ago. It's still there. It's all of 8 ft tall and one single vine. It was supposed to grow over the old barn/shack. 🤣😂😆😂 It laughs at me every time I talk to it. So I will put this pink one next to it so the stunted one so it can learn how to grow 😘🤪😀🤣😆😂💞💖💕 @ShelleySnyder @dirtgirlworld @Mikekally 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

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ShelleySnyder

😂😂😂💘😍

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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columbiariver

Progress report. We put up these heavy wire grids for miss wisteria to grow up on to the deck. I hope she's happy and blooms some day. #wisteria #wisteria-pinkice #perennialla 5.12.19

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kez001uk

She’s going to be beautiful 💕

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columbiariver

I'm thinking good thoughts for her Kerry 🌺🌼💗 @kez001uk

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Should be nice If it’s pink 💗😘

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columbiariver

Lol! Of course! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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harebell

I have this one Laura,bought it last year and have it going up the side of the house,I was hoping it might flower this time,but I don't think its going to.I was watching a video on you tube about how to prune them to get them to flower,so I will see if it's successful next year 🤞

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columbiariver

What a great idea. I wondered as I was carefully weaving it around the support. @harebell

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harebell

Yes I'm not very clued up on them Laura,apparently you cut back all the green shoots but not the woody ones also.....it can take up to 7 years! for a wisteria to flower and it's recommend that you always buy one in flower,because once its flowered it will continue to do so,...i haven't got a clue if mine as,I wish I'd known this before i bought it,but it looks healthy and is thriving so i shall have to be patient ,maybe a prune after summer will bring it on 😄🤞

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columbiariver

Really good information Della. I'll check out YouTube. I know this one has flowered at the garden center, well I think so anyway. There are far too many little green shoots so I'll be unwinding it and trimming I'm sure. Thank you! @harebell

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harebell

@mikethegardener as got a video on Youtube that explains it really well,thanks Mike 😊👍

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columbiariver

💗 @harebell

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