No seed pods on wisteria


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I have 2 wisteria vines. The one has bloomed well for the last several years and produced many seed pods. This year it bloomed and no seeds. I did not prune it until late last month. What could have caused it to not produce seed?
 
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We've five wisterias, sometimes they produce pods, although I don't give them much of cahance, as I prune them between Christmas and the New Year and then throughout the year as they grow like weeds. Always plenty of blooms.
I don't really worry about them. They are all between twenty and fifty yeatrs old.
 
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My 2nd plant is only 5 years old and hasn't produced any blooms yet. We did not have a lot of bees, butterflies and humming birds early this year so maybe the flowers didn't get pollinated.
 
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My 2nd plant is only 5 years old and hasn't produced any blooms yet. We did not have a lot of bees, butterflies and humming birds early this year so maybe the flowers didn't get pollinated.


Are you pruning it correctly?
Between two to four buds on side branches, in January.
 
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Definitely not. It gets pruned mid to late summer to keep it from taking over. Have it on wrought iron trellis at the entrance to our ponds. I cut it as close to main stem as possible. It blooms great each spring.
 
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We've been pruning ours the recognised correct way for several decades.
We always get a good show of blooms.

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Throughout the rest of the year I prune off any unwanted growth, it's almost a weekly occurance until the end of September.
 
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I have always admired the wisteria that is well shaped as yours is but with all the gardens I have I just don't have the time to play by the rules!
 

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