Yes, you can air-layer wisteria. It’s a preferred method by most nurseries as seed-raised wisteria can take up to 15 years before bearing its first bloom. A few things you’ll need are sphagnum moss, a sharp knife, and rooting powder.

As a fragrant woody vine from the pea family, wisteria has iconic purple flowers that are breathtaking. But it can take a significant amount of time before it reaches this state.

Air Layering Wisteria Explained

Its first bloom usually occurs within 3-5 years after planting and can sometimes reach 15 years. Hence, the popular option is propagating the plant through grafting or air layering.

1. Select A Healthy Branch

How Do You Air Layer Wisteria?

2. Trim Leaves Off  The Branch

3. Remove The Bark

4. Add Rooting Powder

5. Cover The Wound With     Sphagnum Moss

6. Wrap The Moss With Plastic          Wrap

7. Cover With Black Plastic Or      Aluminum Foil

8. Leave To Root For 6 to 10     Weeks

9. Unwrap Once The Roots Are     Visible Through The Plastic

10. Remove The New Plant From       The Parent Wisteria

You’ll want your parent plant, or in this case, the mature wisteria, to be actively growing when starting the air layering process. We recommend that you begin the procedure during your wisteria’s blooming period, such as spring or summer, to ensure you get favorable results.

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There are native and non-native species of wisteria. In the USA, it’s best to consider using native wisteria as your parent plant for better results.

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