Ah, Ok Gnome sorry for the confusion here, I am not sure where the seedling comparison comes in...As I didn't mention seedlings at all.:
This was the original question
I have a large, mature wisteria in my backyard, and I'd like to make a bonsai from one of its vines. I've read that wisteria bonsai that are grown from seed take about 10 years to blossom. Will a clipping from a mature wisteria blossom sooner?
ynot wrote:Nothing about being a cutting would make it bloom any sooner as far as I know.
[Perhaps my reply should have been 'Sooner than what?'
] I understood YT to mean 'Sooner than the original donor of the cutting'
- [And if that is correct..] I do not see why the cutting would flower sooner, Later or any differently from the mother plant.
It is a mature tree already, A cutting from it should have mature foliage on it already
Gnome wrote:These two statements appear somewhat contradictory to me, perhaps I am misunderstanding you. Since a cutting does, as you say, have mature wood it should flower sooner than a seedling. This, and the variability inherent with seedlings, is why some species such as Wisteria and Malus are not usually propagated by seed.
Again I am not sure if this clears it up, But I did not mention seedlings at all. I agree the sentences in olive
above are true, But it is also the first time seedlings has come up in this thread. I didn't get the impression YT was referring to saplings anywhere in the OP. I could be mistaken about this.