A gardening website has an cautionary advice piece on Wisteria. While gardeners are excited at how quickly this vine grows, they might be less thrilled about how far its roots go. A Chinese version can develop sixty foot long roots. The roots can damage buildings, walkways, and sewer pipes. The writer recommends placing a large piece of metal to push the roots away from a home. The writer details methods to remove just the vine, and the harder task of removing roots.