The wisteria plant has very impressive blooms that smell really sweet in springtime. The Japanese and the Chinese wisteria plants are the two most popular types. This shrub-vine wonder grows best in a garden pot or container while exposed to full sunlight. When growing wisteria in pots, it is highly suggested to begin growing this plant in a smaller container then eventually re-pot it to a much larger planter. For the soil, a good-quality potting mixture together with adequate drainage will work wonders.
For easy growth control, it is best to grow a single-stemmed wisteria plant in a small garden pot. Installing a strong piece of wood alongside the plant will serve as an early training for this plant’s rumbustious vine.
Growth and Training
We all have a certain image of this plant when we think of it. It’s that wisteria plant in a garden pot with upright trunk and round-shaped, shade-forming blanket of stems and leaves and flowers. Well, wisteria does not grow like that on its own. Whatever shape or form you want your wisteria to take needs proper training. When the stem you left to grow reaches the end of the piece of support, you can now remove the tip of the stem. This forces the stem to branch out giving you that beautiful round shape. Next, you can leave the vine unchecked until the next season. Prune it from time to time or when you see that some branches are growing really long. That is to avoid it tangling up in the main stem. Unsightly little twigs or branches can also be snipped off.
A big part of the wisteria plant’s charm is its flowers. To not limit blooming, over fertilisation should be avoided. Feeding it once a year will do if you don’t want overgrowth of leaves and branches resulting to a very bushy look. Although wisteria in pots thrive very well even in drought, the potting mixture should not run dry completely. Check the soil or mixture from time to time making sure it stays moist.