Train and prune
■ Fix wires or trellis to provide support for the twining shoots.
■ After planting, tie in the existing growth. Then tie in all new growths – about 10in/25cm apart – as they develop.
■ In the first winter, reduce new shoots to about 39in/1m. Repeat the following winter.
■ Regular pruning consists of cutting all shoots back to two or three buds in winter, then cutting back all the new growth to five or six leaves in summer.
Wisteria can be trained to cover structures such as pergolas, providing a fragrant, shady haven
Use wires or trellis to support your climber as you train it