Q:

How do you kill wisteria?

A:

Quick Answer

There are many chemical and mechanical ways to kill wisteria vine. One way is to remove the vines manually. The tools needed for this project include gloves, pruning snips, paint and trash bags.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

  1. Remove young sprouts

    Pull young wisteria vines and their roots from the ground. Remember to wear gloves during this process, as gloves protect skin from plants like poison ivy and thorny plants, which tend to grow near wisteria.

  2. Cut climbing wisteria

    Using pruning snips, cut the vines at ground level, and then apply the paint to the stumps. This step kills the upper portion of the plants. It also prevents wisteria from resprouting.

  3. Dispose of the vines

    Place the wisteria vines in trash bags, and dispose of them with other trash. Removing discarded vines from the site prevents a reinfestation.

Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Why is my wisteria dying?

    A:

    According to SFGate, a couple of diseases could cause a wisteria to die, the more serious being canker disease. This disease destroys the foliage of the plant and leaves dark lesions. Prune infected vines immediately to prevent spread of the disease. Keeping the plant hardy also helps to prevent canker problems.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What is a blue Japanese wisteria?

    A:

    Blue Japanese wisteria is a shrub in the pea family originally native to Japan. It is a woody, twining climber and blooms exuberantly in the spring. Its resplendent flower clusters grow in racemes up to 20 inches long, making it a garden favorite as it climbs over porches or pergolas. It may, however, take 6 years for a young wisteria to flower.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do you prune wisteria plants?

    A:

    To prune wisteria during the first and second years of growth, tie the strongest branches to a supporting frame, and cut away unwanted growth twice per year. After the second year, or after the main branches of the wisteria are well-established and growing in the desired direction, cut the main branches to fit in the desired space, and trim the offshoots to encourage flower production.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What are some common problems with wisteria?

    A:

    Crown and root problems, fungal leaf disease and wisteria pests such as the wisteria borer are among the plant's most common problems. Crown and root problems include crown galls, cankers, root rots and graft failures. Commonly known fungal leaf diseases are powdery mildew and leaf spot. The wisteria borer is a tiny beetle that bores tunnels into the woody parts of the vine.

    Full Answer >

Explore