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Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' Tree

White Climbing Wisteria
  • £55 (inc VAT)
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A wonderful white flowering Wisteria, Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' is a really beautiful alternative to the usual flower colours. The summer-flowering racemes are long at up to 2ft (60cm) and the white flowers have the slightest suggestion of lilac. Bright green foliage emerges bronzed in spring and turns yellow in the autumn.

Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' is a less vigorous climber than most Wisteria, growing to 7 x 4 meters in 20 years. It is suited to any free draining soil and full or partial sun is ideal but some shade will be tolerated. 'Alba' is ideal for growing over a pergola or against a sunny wall, but will equally do very well romping up the trunk of a tree to seek out the sunshine.

As with all our Wisteria, this Japanese White Wisteria is grafted and tends to flower at a younger age than those grown from cuttings.

AKA Wisteria 'Alba', White Climbing Wisteria, White Japanese Wisteria

  • Common name: White Wisteria
  • Great for: Summer and autumn interest, climbing up a support
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 7 x 4 metres
  • Flowers: Recemes of white flowers
  • Foliage: Bronzed young leaves, green in summer and warm yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained site and tolerant of most soil types

Planting Advice for Wisteria floribunda Alba Tree

Our pot grown white Wisteria can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your intended planting hole, which is ideally next to something the Wisteria can climb up. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole.

Take the pot off and gently loosen the roots, then place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently, making sure not to bank the soil up around the collar. For further information, visit our help and advice section.

Aftercare of Wisteria floribunda Alba Trees

If you’re planting in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young white Wisteria and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Wisteria floribunda Alba

Wisteria plants have a reputation for being high maintenance when it comes to pruning, but this is not the case! When pruned at the correct times, Wisteria is easy to control and a pleasure for everybody.

White Wisteria needs to be pruned twice a year. - in July or August and then again in January or February. In summer, after flowering, prune the green, whippy shoots from the previous year’s growth. This encourages flower production and helps to control the overall size. In January, remove up to half of the previous year’s growth, leaving just a few buds on each stem.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
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Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

 

Plant Specification Root type Supplied Size Form Price Quantity Qty
Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' Root type: 7.5L pot* Supplied Size: 150-180cm Form: Climber Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' Price £55 (inc VAT)
7.5L pot* 150-180cm Climber £55 (inc VAT)
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