when to move a 'smallish in size' wisteria.

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by maddar, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. maddar

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    Well the title of this thread pretty much sums it up. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Get on it, budding out time is fast approaching.
     
  3. maddar

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    Thanks for the reply! I will be out there tomorrow morning as soon as possible to start the dig. I know a wisteria's root structure consists of a few tap roots as well as clumps of smaller vine roots. My worry is that I will break the tap roots off too much for it to recover. Fingers are crossed. Thanks again, I wasn't sure if the spring would be the right time given some plants are "fall mover's" but now I know so tomorrow morning it is!!!!
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I moved one rather hastily some years ago. It rooted like it wasn't even touched and the remaining roots from the original site have sent new plants every year. Round-Up works for the season, but each year new plantlets start again. They are a weed.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
  5. maddar

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    Weed you say! I have heard these very words spoken by a gardener I admire. Sigh...I suppose if it re-roots that well, then I suppose it could be called a weed, but a very pretty one indeed. I did move mine and it looks fine thus far. Time will tell if my weed grows and if more spring up where it once was. I still can't bring myself to calling it a weed.....yet!
     

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