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Is this wisteria?

East Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

This is growing 4 ft from where the previous owners had a Wisteria. I havent noticed it before which is strange as it has a woody stem. for the last 3 years the Monarda 'cambridge scarlet' has filled the space and I have split it this year..

On plant Wisteria sinensis




Hard to say as the leaves are not quite unfurled fully, but quite possibly a yes. When leaves are flatter, try comparing with other wisteria pics?

2 May, 2009


but i am impatient :o) If it is I'll nag a certain man in my life to build an arch to train it up. if it isnt I'll pull it out. I did wonder if it was laburnum when i first saw it but I have a self sown job and it isnt that.

2 May, 2009


Hi E, It looks very much like a shoot off the root of the old Wisteria, how long ago has the origional one gone? Well hubby has got his Bank Holiday free but by next weekend you should know for definate, so he has got time to make plans to dissapear!!!!

2 May, 2009


we've been in for 12 yrs and it died the following winter, never flowered according to a neighbour. Well i dug it out that spring when it didnt leaf. He is at work on Monday and I think he is rather relieved too!

2 May, 2009


It would be good if it is a Wisteria! Fingers crossed. x

2 May, 2009


If not Sbg, I've a white one that I'm growing from seed, if you don't mind waiting for it? Just a thought.....

2 May, 2009


Oh dear Craftnutter it will be a long wait if grown from seed esp if hoping to flower - most wisterias grafted to speed up the process .. even then can be hit and miss.

2 May, 2009


Thanks CN but i will wait and see what this is, i also have a climbing rose to find a home for.

2 May, 2009


Wisteria can spread by tendrils both above and below ground. It can also spread long distances, it is not unusual here to see it growing up pine trees 40-50 feet. Wisteria grows very well here (not sure if it is a native) and if not kept trimmed can get out of control.

2 May, 2009


Is it Wisteria? you are further north than I and mine is just flowering but no sign of leaf yet?????

3 May, 2009

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