Why You Won't Get A Wisteria Tree from Seed
How do you start a wisteria tree from seed (which I already have but don't want
to start it until I know what to do). Please also include starting wisteria vines.
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Wisteria seed isn't hard to start. It doesn't require any special
However! An important point at the bottom about wisteria trees and
wisteria tree seed.
Fresh wisteria seed - two options.
Simply sow it outdoors in a protected spot (where you can keep it
weeded) and it will germinate the following spring Grow all summer in
this spot and move to final spot in fall when they go dormant.
Some will germinate right away depending on how fresh it really is and
how much each seed wants to live) :-) Allow these eager seedlings to
overwinter in place and transplant in spring before growth starts.
Store seed cool and dry until 12-16 weeks before you want to plant it
outdoors. Sow seed indoors in pots 12-16 weeks before outside planting
date (barely cover the seed) and give it 70F soil temperatures. You can
transplant the tender seedlings when they have at least 4 true leaves,
after all danger of frost to their growing spot.
What About Old Seed
Soak them in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Then sow in pots or
outdoors as above when you want it to germinate. Again, barely cover
Overwintered seed will benefit from this treatment.
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Why You Can't Start A Wisteria Tree From Seed
Wisteria trees are grafted trees. This is - a wisteria vine is grafted
on top of a tree trunk.
The seed you're getting from a wisteria tree is really a wisteria vine.
You have to take a vine and graft it to the specified tree trunk and
this (unfortunately) isn't something beginner gardeners are going to
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