This Video is about repotting a large Wisteria. It also contains tips and information on how to care and maintain your Wisteria bonsai tree and is for all levels of abilities. See below for a care and maintenance summary.
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Wisteria are very thirsty trees and need loads of water. Feed with variety of supplements. This is what John Naka said about Wisteria: Don’t plant in an over sized pot, smaller pot will encourage more roots. Wisteria needs roots to bloom. Don’t let the tendrils grow wild, cut them back to one or two buds. Don’t fees with nitrogen, otherwise the leaves and tendrils will grow but no flowers. Plant in heavy soil to encourage more roots. During the summer stand the tree in water, this will rot the feeder roots and encourage the buds. Willow wisteria trees are among the few trees which can do this and produce excellent results.
Prune in Summer and winter, this is end of July after it finishes flowering, reducing to between four to five leaves on of new growth which promotes flower buds. Again at the end of January when branches are visible as there are not leaves, thereby pruning back further what was done in July, cutting back to one to three buds of the new growth. For older Wisteria bonsai trees, to prevent the tree getting too big, use the technique we use to keep the bonsai trees small, removal of old branches, selecting and keeping smaller ones, if none around then remove the old branch completely. Selecting the branches to be removed in a manner to give the tree a balanced look after completion of pruning. Following new growth, wire the new branches to spaces where there are no branches to fill the void.