By Kathleen Mierzejewski
Wisteria is a beautiful climbing vine that is native to the eastern side of the United States. It grows beautiful flowers and hangs wonderfully off woody vines that can climb anything. They are a member of the family of peas, and wisteria seed pods are where the seeds come from.
Wisteria seed pods contain seeds. The seeds and even other parts of the wisteria vine are poisonous with a glycoside that causes intestinal and stomach trouble in humans if ingested. Therefore, don’t plant wisterias where children play or adults could accidentally ingest the seeds.
How to Grow Wisteria Seeds
If you know how to grow wisteria, you know how to grow wisteria seeds. All you need to know when thinking about how to grow wisteria seeds is that if you have established wisteria plants, you will have seed pods in no time. These seed pods carry lots of seeds inside them, and so long as you have established wisteria vines, you will get plenty of seed pods.
Once you have your seed pods, you can open them like peas and harvest the seeds, using them to plant more wisteria in your garden. Remember, though, that the plants that come up fresh from seed are going to take a 15 years before they flower or produce seed pods. This might be a disappointment to you, but it is a plant that is worth the wait.
When Should I Plant Wisteria Seeds?
Wisteria seed pods have a lot of seeds in them. Harvest them and then you can use the seeds to grow wisteria from seed. Wisterias are fast growing vines that will climb all over everything in their path if you allow it. You just need to train the wisteria to grow where you want it to grow.
If you want to know how to grow wisteria from seed pods, you just harvest the pods and pull the seeds out of them as if you are shucking peas. The seeds can be dried, and then planted wherever you want them. You can plant them in the spring and the vines will take off as soon as they come through the ground.