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SkateSand
06-22-2012, 02:45 AM
If you live in Utah, your Wisteria shouldn't get out of control. I have one on a trellis off the front porch, and it's gorgeous as well as perfectly manageable. We get snow every winter here, and I think that keeps it from running wild.

Ozzisk8tr
06-22-2012, 03:25 AM
I have a patch of soil where I am going to plant it. I wish it could be potted. :)

I have two Wisteria in pots. They get too rambunctious in the ground. They do fine in pots.

nubka
06-22-2012, 03:35 AM
I have two Wisteria in pots. They get too rambunctious in the ground. They do fine in pots.

How big are the pots, and how tall is your wisteria? I'm going to have to buy something this weekend...

nubka
06-22-2012, 03:39 AM
BTW, thanks everyone, for your posts. I do feel more confident now! :) :)

Ozzisk8tr
06-22-2012, 07:36 AM
How big are the pots, and how tall is your wisteria? I'm going to have to buy something this weekend...

Pots are about 3.5 feet long x 16 inches wide and about 14 inches deep... ish.
It's about 6 foot high but growing rather wide. It takes up between 8 and 10 feet in width. I have to get quite brutal when it needs a hair cut.

Jenny
06-22-2012, 01:48 PM
We get snow every winter here, and I think that keeps it from running wild.

We also get winter snow and frost every year, and the neighbour's wisteria is most definitely not under control.

SkateSand
06-22-2012, 08:48 PM
Hmmm. Well, maybe it's the lack of summer water outside of its growing area. We have very dry summers here so if a plant needs water to spread, it's not going to get it.

Wiery
06-23-2012, 12:32 AM
The previous owners of our house planted wisteria, it had taken over the back yard; the neighbor's dog went missing a few years ago, I think the wisteria got it... :rolleyes:

Clematis vines would also be lovely and very manageable.

nubka
06-24-2012, 05:33 AM
The wisteria is now in it's new home - a HUGE pot. If I can keep the wasps from eating all of it's leaves, it might just have a chance...

Ozzisk8tr
06-24-2012, 05:37 AM
The wisteria is now in it's new home - a HUGE pot. If I can keep the wasps from eating all of it's leaves, it might just have a chance...

Congratulations. Does it have something to climb on?

nubka
06-24-2012, 07:18 AM
Congratulations. Does it have something to climb on?

Yes. A rather large stake, and a fence. :)

Aimless
06-25-2012, 03:04 PM
Stand back. You've been warned. Let us know how it turns out.

nubka
06-25-2012, 05:46 PM
Stand back. You've been warned. Let us know how it turns out.

I will! :D

nubka
06-26-2012, 01:57 AM
My new baby/monster is growing a new creeper today...:)

agalisgv
06-26-2012, 02:10 AM
My new baby/monster is growing a new creeper today...:) Does it look like this (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-miU0TylURh8/TayWiTEVJ3I/AAAAAAAAAFM/I5AXxLbx73g/s1600/horror.jpg)?