Wisteria in a pot

Tips for Growing Wisteria in a Pot

Wisteria is a beautiful flowering plant that can add a touch of elegance to any garden. However, wisteria can be a bit tricky to grow, especially if you’re trying to do it in a pot.

If you’re thinking about growing wisteria in a pot, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Choose the Right Pot

The first step is to choose the right pot. Wisteria can grow quite large, so you’ll need a pot that’s at least 18 inches in diameter and 24 inches deep. It’s also important to choose a pot with drainage holes in the bottom to ensure that the roots don’t get waterlogged.

Provide Ample Support

Wisteria plants are notoriously rampant growers, so they’ll need some extra support as they grow. Be sure to choose a pot with sturdy sides and place a trellis or other support structure inside the pot before planting your wisteria. This will give the plant something to climb on as it grows.

Give Them Room to Grow

When planting your wisteria, be sure to give them plenty of room to grow. Wisteria plants can spread up to 10 feet wide, so plant them at least 2-3 feet apart from each other. This will give them enough room to spread out without crowding each other.

A blooming violet wisteria sinensis plant growing on a fence. Wall and window in background.
Blooming violet wisteria 


If you follow these tips, you should have no problem growing beautiful wisteria plants in pots. Be sure to choose the right pot, provide ample support, and give them enough room to grow, and you’ll be well on your way to success.