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Hi all,
I have an 8 yr old Wisteria floribunda 'Black Dragon'. It was fine until this spring. Now it looks dead above graft. There are 2 new shoots coming from below ground.

My questions are: What is this variery of Wisteria grafted onto & do I stand a chance of the new shoots ever flowering?

Many thanks
Barbara

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  • Posted: Tue. 1st June 2010 11:50

Re: Wisteria dead above graft

Reply from Stuart Marler

It seems as though your grafted wisteria has 'graft incompatibility'; there is nothing you can do about it. Even after 8 years this may happen.

It depends what was the root stock used, why dont you see what you have growing and it may surprise ou. Yo umight get a different variety of wisteria or something completely different.

Stuart
www.tvglandscaping.co.uk

  • Posted: Thu. 17th June 2010 18:55

Re: Re: Wisteria dead above graft

Reply from Barbara Leonard

Hi stuart,
Thanks for answering. I will wait with anticipation to see what the new growth will produce in the way of flowers in a year or two.
If you were me,would you cut all the dead wood out or wait!!!
barbara

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd June 2010 18:23

Re: Wisteria dead above graft

Reply from Stuart Marler

Hi Barbara,
Yes I would cut out all the dead wood now, just in case it introduces any disease and will make it look better!
Keep us informed of what happens, please.
Good luck.
Stuart
www.tvglandscaping.co.uk

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd June 2010 19:29

Re: Re: Wisteria dead above graft

Reply from Barbara Leonard

Hi Stuart,
I will make a start on cutting back next week. It will be a massive job as it covered a pergola over 40 feet long!!!!!
The two new shots are getting longer by the day. I will certainly keep you informed of progress.
Regards
barbara

  • Posted: Thu. 24th June 2010 20:46