Why doesn't my wisteria bloom?

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Last Summer was the first full year I for my Wisteria tree, but it didn't bloom. I live in Michigan, for reference. I also have a magnolia that doesn't bloom much. Do you have any tips for me?

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  • Judith Judith on Apr 02, 2018
    These are basically warm zone trees. Perhaps your cold temps are not allowing them to set blooms properly. Sounds like you need to select trees and shrubs that thrive in your zone. I know I cannot grow thriving birch trees in FL, but the wisteria and magnolia's are lovely. Everything has its ideal growing zone. Good luck.



  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 02, 2018
    I wonder if it was possibly a climate insult to your spring buds.
    In my situation for example - its hydrangeas....In summer, branches produce new buds for the next spring. These buds stay dormant all winter and bloom in spring. If winter temperatures got too cold, or if there is a spring cold snap that kills the buds, non-reblooming Hydrangea macrophylla will not produce flowers that year.

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  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Apr 03, 2018
    For the wisteria, they take a good long while to get established, I would wait another year or two before worrying about the blooms.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Apr 03, 2018
    Wisteria is finicky. I had one for about 7 years, never did bloom. I finally took it out.
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