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Wisteria sinensis 'Prematura' Tree

Chinese Purple Wisteria Trees
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  • £59.99 (inc VAT)

A fantastic benefit of Wisteria sinensis 'Prematura' is that it will reliably produce flowers from a young age, starting in the first or second year. A naturally occurring hybrid, this Chinese Purple Wisteria has good sized racemes that are covered with an abundance of mauve/purple, pea-like, scented flowers in summer, which are very popular with bees and other pollinating insects. Attractive mid-green foliage that turns warm yellow in autumn provides added seasonal interest.

Ideal for growing against a sunny wall or up a post, Wisteria 'Prematura' can also be trained as a tree (using a tree stake and tie). This climbing Wisteria can grow to 10 x 10 metres in 20 years, but is easy to maintain by pruning if you desire a smaller specimen. It is suited to any free draining soil in full or partial sun.

All our Wisteria are grafted (rather than cuttings) so ought to flower earlier.

AKA Wisteria floribunda 'Domino', Wisteria × formosa DOMINO, Chinese Wisteria

  • Common name: Japanese purple wisteria
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 8 x 8 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Mid-green leaves in spring and summer, turning yellow in autumn with purple flower racemes appearing in summer
  • Soil: Will grow in most soil types, but prefers moist, well-drained sites

Planting Advice for Wisteria sinensis 'Prematura' Tree

Our pot grown Japanese Climbing 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 sinensis 'Prematura' 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 Japanese 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 sinensis 'Prematura'

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.

Japanese Climbing 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.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. It is a one off charge and will not increase if you add to the order.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

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. Below are definitions of terms:

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

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

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

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo 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:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Wisteria sinensis 'Prematura' Form: Climber Supplied Size: 150-175cm Root type: 7.5L pot Wisteria sinensis 'Prematura' Price £59.99 (inc VAT)
Climber 150-175cm 7.5L pot £59.99 (inc VAT)
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