Winterizing Wisteria

Thankfully, perennial plants are not usually injured by winter temperatures; but frost heaving can result in damage to the crown and root system. To help avoid this:

NOTE: This is part 11 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow wisteria, we recommend starting from the beginning.

  • Mulch around the plant about three inches thick with clean straw, evergreen boughs or other loose coarse materials.
  • It is best not to use leaves or grass clipping, as they may compact too much around the plant.
  • Apply the mulch after the ground freezes usually late November and remove gradually as new growth begins in the spring, usually early March.
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