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Use caution when adding Wisteria to the home garden!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Wisteria by Richard WeisserSinewy vines of draping purple clusters wield
No fruit for the winemaker’s casks to yield,
But nary a  purer, vintage draught from the cellar of a king
Has quenched the thirsty soul as this harbinger of Spring!
                                      (R Weisser 2014)

Wisteria is a delightful plant that grows like crazy and produces magnificent blooms in the Spring.

But its vigorous nature is both a blessing and a curse. The plant can become invasive and can kill trees and pry houses apart with its amazingly strong tendrils.

Homeowners are advised to use caution and careful planning when introducing wisteria into the garden.

It should be kept at a safe distance from any structure not intended to support it!

 

And don’t be afraid to use the pruning shears! Controlled growth is essential to enjoying the plant without any ill side-effects.

This plant is not for the feint of heart!

But the annual show makes it worth all of the trouble.

 

ReadySetLoan Team
ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC - South Windsor, CT
Residential, Commercial & Condo Financing Experts

Those are lovely flowers, Richard.  Homeowners need to know what they are getting into before planting any kind of vegetation on their property, especially close to any real property.

Apr 27, 2014 12:35 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Wow.  It is just gorgeous but I had no idea it could cause such havoc.  Not sure we can grow Wisteria in Colorado.  I'm sure the hardh winters would kill it off for sure.  It is beautiful though.

Apr 27, 2014 01:09 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

There are a lot of plants that can take over a garden or house for that matter. Ivy does a lot of damage to homes and people think it is so pretty climbing the walls.

Apr 27, 2014 03:02 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

We had wysteria at our old house... Managing it is key...

have a great day

Rob

Apr 27, 2014 04:19 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Manage wysteris?? 

Fine for hedgerows out there with the honeysuckle.

Apr 27, 2014 04:51 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Richard, They are beautiful!  I visited a hotel in Japan once that the vines were supposed to be close to 1000 years old.

Apr 27, 2014 07:30 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My garden was all crab grass last year.  It got away from me and I didn't have time until it was to late

Apr 27, 2014 07:47 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

I love the way they look...Blooming right now in Middle TN!

Apr 27, 2014 01:37 PM
Vicki Pedersen
Pedersen Real Estate - Riverside, CA
Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service

I didn't know this about wisteria.  I've never grown it before - but see it quite a bit where I live in Southern California.  It is very beautiful when in bloom.     

Apr 28, 2014 09:54 AM
Frank Iglesias
Working With Houses, LLC - Atlanta Real Estate Investments - Lawrenceville, GA
Atlanta, GA Real Estate Investor

Reading your blog has been educational, Richard! Thank you.   

Apr 29, 2014 10:03 PM