Wisteria is gorgeous when in bloom. This standard is a great way to grow it, away from any structures, other plants or anything else it could take over and destroy. Like you, I admire it in other people's gardens.
I'm with you. In my early days here in Portland, I planted not one, but two! They are no longer there, but I still get residual shoots I have to yank out. They most definitely don't give up the ghost easily!
It is pretty but I've been warned too many times about its destructive powers. The prior owner of our house planted one on either side of an arbor and I went to work removing them soon after we moved in. I think I've finally eradicated the plant on one side but the other continues to reappear - I think its roots go under the house!
I planted one near a Photinia , that I hate and hope it will smother and kill .
Mine is blooming on its arbor, which will later provide shade. We celebrate its blooming.
Beautiful, but not for the faint of heart.
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