Can I bonsai wisteria from seed?
Ever since seeing a gorgeous wisteria sinensis bonsai as a child, I've been wanting to do it. But it's been so long that I can't remember whether it was bonsai'ed from seed or a cutting...
Now, I *think* I would prefer to bonsai from seed, but is this advisable? I am fully prepared to bonsai for 20 years before I see a bloom, but I also hear that sinensis grown from seed may NEVER bloom, or that the blooms will not breed true (eg: blooms may not resemble the parent plant, or be so sparse that you feel you wasted 20 years tending it). What do people do with the long taproot of a wisteria bonsai?
Also, I bought some seeds that were sold as sinensis online...but when they arrived...they were frutescens! *upset and only slowly recovering*