Wisteria after a trimming
Seeds harvested from wisteria
Last year I decided I wanted to save some of the wisteria seeds for future planting down by our creek and pond. My mom harvested a lot of the seeds from her mature wisteria. We dried the seeds out through the winter. She had grown her huge wisteria from a cutting she had years ago. She also gave a cutting to my grandmother a few years after she had planted her wisteria. Both plants are now very large and have huge trunks.
Since I had seen the plant grow with ease from a cutting, I thought I would see what I could do with the seeds. I started by soaking the seeds in warm water for around 24 hours to speed up the germination process. I found a smaller pot to start them in, planning to transfer each on into it's own pot as they grow a few inches.
After soaking them, I added some potting mix to the small pot. I placed five seeds in one pot. I have read about giving each seed it's own pot, (they are large seeds) but I do not think it is necessary until growth begins. I added a thin layer over the seeds. Just enough to lightly cover them.
Last I placed a layer of plastic wrap over the top to keep the humidity higher for the seeds. Now it is just a waiting game to see if they sprout. I check daily to see if anything has made it's way through the soil since the plastic will need to be removed as soon as this happens.
I can not wait for them to start growing. They can be trained as trees or make amazing arches and are great climbing the side of your house. I will update later on the time it takes them to sprout out. It may take longer than usual since he have had a cold past few days, but I have kept them inside where it is warmer.