Can I keep my 5-foot-tall Chinese wisteria pruned to 8 feet?
I bought a 5-foot-tall Chinese wisteria. It came with instructions saying it could be made into a small tree. I love this plant but am afraid to plant it in the ground since friends tell me it's aggressive. Can I put it in a larger pot and keep it pruned to 8 feet?
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Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) is aggressive, but you can trim it aggressively without hurting it. Prune it after flowering and again once or twice during the summer, when you should trim back fresh long shoots to the principal stems. If necessary, prune the overall form in winter, retaining a main trunk and dense branching structure. Avoid removing the spur shoots (compact, woody stems with short internodes). These spurs, which come out of the major stems, are where most blooms appear.

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