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Using a sharp spade, make vertical cuts 18 inches deep.

Cut the main shoot of a newly planted wisteria back to 30 to 36 inches. Remove all side branches. As lateral shoots grow from the main stem, tie them to the trellis or other support structure.

When to Cut Back My Wisteria Bush. With all its beauty and vigor, a mature wisteria (Wisteria spp.) is breathtaking in full bloom. The fragrant racemes can measure up to 36 inches long on vines. Jul 28, The cutting should be about 3 to 6 inches ( to 15 cm.) long, and have at least two sets of leaves on the cutting.

Wisteria cuttings root best if taken in late spring or early summer. Preparing Wisteria Cuttings for Rooting. Once you have the cutting, remove any sets of leaves found on the lower half of the wisteria cutting. Oct 24, Use pruning shears to cut the long shoots down until only 2 to 3 buds are left on each one, then snip off the whip-like water shoots. Avoid pruning again until late summer, right after the wisteria finishes flowering. Cut the shoots down to 6 inches, leaving 5 to 6 leaves on each shoot, and get rid of any root suckers you see%(10).

Taking a Cutting from Wisteria. My neighbor has a beautiful wisteria vine growing on their arbor and offered me a cutting to put on our newly constructed arbor, but I do not know how to take a proper cutting without affecting their vine.

Make sure this is the best vine for your situation. Most of the oriental wisterias are hardy plants in zones. Slender, twiggy shoots then grow from the main canes. It's these shoots you need to trim now. Shorten each shoot to 6 to 8 buds. These buds will still bear flowers. Keep pruning like this every February and short, spur-like branches will develop loaded with flower buds. That's it. Prune back the framework, or lateral, branches in summer after the wisteria blooms.

Cut these back to approximately 12 inches long, making the cut within 1/4 inch of a healthy bud. Oct 27, I recommend you cut the wisteria off at the base. The thick foliage on most conifer trees will hide the dead vines, and cutting it back to a foot or so tall won’t harm your wisteria.

It will. Jul 26, Hi - we have a lovely mature Wisteria with a thick trunk. It's about 3m tall by 10m wide. Unfortunately due to building work I'm going to need to cut the Wisteria right back, so it's no more than about m tall, which means I'm only going to be left with a stump.