Time to prune

Wisteria May 2013If you want the above in early summer then now’s the time to get up the ladder and prune the wisteria. Here we start with a big tangle.

Wisteria Feb 2014

Trace the long wippy growth from last summer back towards the main framework of the plant. Make an angled cut, pruning back to a couple of fat buds leaving a spur of about three or four inches.

A couple of hours later and the winter prune is done. Depending on your soil you may want to beef up last autumn’s mulch with some light, garden compost to promote spring growth. Now leave the rest to nature and hopefully it will develop like this.

Wisteria floribunda after its winter prune.
Wisteria floribunda after its winter prune.