How fast does a wisteria grow?

How fast does a wisteria grow?

A wisteria grows about one to one and a half meters per year. This makes it less suitable for planting in a bucket, at least it needs special care and careful and regular pruning there.

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How big can a wisteria get?

The final size of a wisteria depends greatly on its location and the care it is given. If it feels really good, it can grow up to 30 meters high. However, this is not necessarily the case. Most of the time, a wisteria is around eight to twelve meters tall.

Can I prune a wisteria?

Regular pruning is not only allowed with wisteria, it is urgently required because otherwise it will not bloom. You should use secateurs at least once a year, but better twice a year, in late summer and winter.

However, pruning not only ensures abundant flowering, it also helps you to shape the wisteria and keep its growth somewhat under control. At the same time, it can withstand a radical cut.

The essentials in brief:

  • fast and strong growing
  • Growth per year: approx. 1 to 1.5 m
  • maximum size: up to 30 m
  • Average size: 8 to 12 m


Since the wisteria grows quickly and vigorously, you should give it a sufficiently large location.