Question From: C. Ochoa - Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
Q: Recently, we planted a couple of Japanese wisterias. One seems to be doing good and growing, the other seems to be growing in the form of a bush instead of a vine. there's only a couple of 'runners' and the rest just short stems. Should I be concerned? It would nice if it took off like the other one. Also, they both have tiny 'bugs', like little black spots gathered at the end of some vines. Should I be concern about that as well? What's a rookie to do? Thank you.
Plants, like kids are not alway identical in height or growth habit. Give them time, but do not fertilize them until late winter or early spring. I use Espoma Plant Tone according to package directions. Take a sample of the bugs to your local independent garden center for an accurate Id and recommendation for control. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy