Help, my wisteria froze to death!

Help, my wisteria froze to death!

Can I still save my frozen wisteria?

As long as the roots of your wisteria have not frozen to death, you can definitely save the plant. You will need a little patience, however, before you can enjoy the abundant flowering again. However, the roots rarely freeze to death; outdoors they are quite well protected by the soil. In the planter, however, a long period of frost can be problematic.

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How do I treat a frozen wisteria?

In spring, when frost is no longer expected, cut off all frozen shoots. You should also remove dried out buds if they don't fall off by themselves. Use sharp and clean tools to prevent the transmission of germs. The wisteria quickly drives out again at the interfaces.

Maintain your wisteria as usual and avoid excessive fertilization. These promote the growth of the young shoots, but not the flowering of the buds that may still be there. In addition, excess nutrients can lead to yellow leaves and chlorosis.

How do I protect my wisteria from severe frost?

A young wisteria is not as tolerant of frost as an old one and can therefore use winter protection. In the open field, you can pile a layer of leaves, brushwood or bark mulch over the roots.

You can protect the above-ground parts of the plant by loosely wrapping the wisteria with bubble wrap or a plant fleece. Make sure that there is still enough air to get to the plant and remove the protection in good time in spring.

The most important thing about wisteria and frost:

  • basically hardy
  • Buds and young shoots sensitive to frost
  • Cut off frozen parts of the plant
  • fairly quick new growth
  • frozen flowers or flower buds = no flowering period


Most of the time, the whole plant is not frozen and the wisteria still save well. Cut him back and give him some rest.