How to Grow Wisteria in The Garden or Vase on The Balcony

Sometimes they look like trees. Wisteria plants, when they are well cultivated and have the right space to grow, take on the size and monumental beauty of the trees. Very fragrant, too.

Among the most beautiful ornamental plants ever, the wisteria with its lilac-purple flowers is able to give a touch of color and elegance to the garden: also ideal for adorning gazebos, walls, and railings.

Of the oriental origin and coming in particular from China and Japan, the wisteria blooms in the period between the months of March and April and its cultivation is quite simple.

Originally from the East, especially China and Japan, this climbing shrub can reach 8-10 meters in height, blossoms with its fragrant flowers between March and April and, with appropriate interventions, can also be cultivated in pots on the balcony or on the terrace, even if it requires a lot of space.

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Let’s see together, step by step, how to grow wisteria, in pots or in the garden :


Both in a pot and in the ground, it is preferable to plant the wisteria at the end of winter in order to avoid low temperatures or ice creams from ruining the plant. If you live in areas where the climate remains quite mild even during the winter, you can proceed with the cultivation from September to April.


Even if it is a plant that adapts well to different types of soil, make sure that the wisteria has a clayey soil rich in organic substances. At the time of planting, prefer a sunny area.


Place a layer of mature manure inside a hole of at least half a meter or a pot, cover with a layer of soil, position the plant, fill the hole or pot with more soil and water abundantly.

Fix the support to which the wisteria will have to climb.

If you intend to proceed with the cultivation by cutting, it should be about 10 cm and should be taken from July to September, placed to root in a soil composed of sand and peat and then planted once the roots become sufficiently large. Grafting should be performed towards the end of winter or early spring.


The irrigation of the plant varies according to the different seasons: it must be frequent in the summer and reduced during the winter. Furthermore, while young plants require more frequent watering because they fear drought periods more. In areas with a temperate climate, during the autumn and winter seasons, it could also be sufficient to water the plant once a month.