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    Default Wisteria.

    I,ve had a Wisteria growing all over the back of the house for about 10 years ,
    it has got pretty wild & i,ve had to cut it right back this year because it had grown over the house & was flowering on the other side.
    Here is a piccie taken from the door leading into the back garden.
    The racemes are nearly 3 foot long & the smell is gorgeous.
    Note very large piccie.
    http://www.talbot-terry.freeserve.co...%20kitchen.jpg

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    I love this stuff. The unfortunate side effect is the stains it creates when it drips. Very nice plant you got there.

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    That is huge! I bet it is wonderful! Does it die back every year, or just drop its leaves and then in the spring put out new ones?

    Cheers!
    Brutal_Dreamer

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    Nice! Wisteria is great for camouflaging fences and such because it grows so fast, but you definitely have to keep up with it.

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    Ahhh...this must be my most favorite climber of all times. I LOVE this plant.
    My sister had 2 of these...i always envied her.

    I'm thinking of buying 1 next year.... i just can't decide where to put it.

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    If you get 1 try to find a "grafted" plant.The first Wisteria i bought wasn,t & i found out that it can take 10 years or more for it to bloom.

    Mine is Wisteria sinesis "Macrobytes" IIRC , it has a Chinese wisteria stock with a Japanese wisteria grafted onto the stock.It took about 2 years for it to really establish itself(got a few flowers the second year) & then it just took off.
    Planting 1 next to a tree is great but make sure the Wisteria is planted @ least a couple of feet away from the trunk of the tree , this way it,ll get more rain.Just angle the wisteria to the trunk.

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