Before and after pictures

It has been a fantastic year for wisterias, with many producing a substantial second flowering that is just coming to an end. Now is the time to give the wisteria a summer haircut if you haven’t already done so. Here are a few before and after photos of wisterias showing their development over the years.

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In addition, I want to highlight two particularly beautiful wisterias below that I don’t have ‘before’ pictures for. This first is a Japanese wisteria that had grown too far forward from the wall. It shows that if you selectively hard prune some branches that are reaching too far forward, you can still achieve a successful flowering despite removing flowering spurs (something I am normally loathe to do!).

Curran wisteria

The second is one of my personal favourites, a Japanese white wisteria, pruned and trained by my amazing cousins. Great work, Steve and Emma!



4 responses to “Before and after pictures”

  1. patricia ruddick Avatar
    patricia ruddick

    I would love someone to come and show me the correct way to prune my wisterias two have been in two years another one just this year nobody in the north east can do it neither have flowers yet

    1. Hi Patricia, thanks for dropping us a line. Where do you live? If you are nearby we would love to help.

      1. patricia ruddick Avatar
        patricia ruddick

        its very difficult to get a gardener these days only if you want decking or fencing nobody can prune properly or does not want the job

      2. poatricia ruddick Avatar
        poatricia ruddick

        I live in Gateshead in a village called WINLATON trying to get a gardener to regular train my new wisterias has been a big problem they call themselves gardeners but can only put up fences or decking .I never thought when I put them in it would be so difficult to find anybody because they are newly planted there are no flowers yet they are growing well but unless I can find a person to do the job I may have to sadly take them out. Im 76 and love wisteria

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