Wisteria floribunda


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Hi, I bought this tree about 2 weeks ago from my local garden centre. I planted it in a large rectangle planter. All seemed well, but one branch at a time started wilting. The body of the tree doesn't get much sun but the bush, gets sun all day. I have other trees in the same situation, that are thriving. Any help on this gorgeous tree?
 

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For starters, your Wisteria will not be happy in a planter. This rampant climber needs plenty of space for its roots. The next thing to consider is the amount of water it will need to become established, and see to that requirement daily for a while after initial planting.
This plant is rather large to get established quickly, and very often, by buying a smaller plant which is faster to get going is a better option - and saves money into the bargain.
You need to check too for anything untoward regarding insects, or indeed insect larva under the soil.
Here in East Kent, we've had no rain now for ages, and all sorts of plants are showing signs of stress. Can you give some idea what area of the UK you are in ?
 

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Right, I wasn't sure if the planter was the issue. I'm in Sheffield, so bits of rain now and again but mostly warm/hot/humid.
 
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Oh right, I've always called your neck of the woods ''up 'ome'' - born in Worksop, just over the border, and lived in Langold when I was a kid 150 years ago. :rolleyes:

It's funny weather at the mo, and cool nights, humidity and dry days can cause havoc - like white mold on the rambling roses etc. .... :arghh:
 
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At this time of the year as the weather is warm, my several wisterias are pushing out side shoots that can grow anywhere up to six inches in less than two days. They need a lot of water. You can grow a wisteria in a tub, but it needs to be a very large one. Our daughter has one in a tub ouside the back door, but the tub is 3' X 2' X 2'
 

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Right... I could start watering it everyday, but at this point, I think it's better off in the ground. All my shrubs have thrived and several other trees but the planters are a problem. I need some screening for privacy.
 
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I've bought an artificial tree to replace my wisteria, which is going in the front garden.
So should I remove all wilted leaves on wisteria or leave it be?
 

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