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How to trim water Wisteria that has become to tall

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On 1/9/2022 at 11:12 AM, Mmiller2001 said:

Cut off healthy top and replant the top. Toss lower portion.

I agree you can plant the top part you cut off, but you don't need to toss the lower portion.  It will make at least one, and often two, new stems from the node above the cut (assuming the rooted portion is still healthy). 

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Clip any point close to where the leaves meet the stem. New shoots should develop out of the leaf union (the point where the leaves meet the stem). 

If you do this regularly, and closer to the base, maybe about 2/3rds the way down, the plant will get bushier. Otherwise the plant growth will be focused on the portion of the plant closer to the water's surface/light source. 

Replants the trimmings and you should have a thicker bunch of Wisteria in no time. Once established, this stuff grows like weeds, and will want to get tall again, but just re-trim and either replant the cuttings or toss them.

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