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Wisteria Sinensis Prematura Tree

Chinese Wisteria Shrubs

from From £39.99 (ex. VAT)
( £47.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

The great benefit of this Wisteria variety is that it will reliably produce flowers from a young age. Good sized racemes 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. Chinese Blue Wisteria is a naturally occurring hybrid which will begin to bloom in the first or second year.

This climbing ornamental tree will grow to 10 x 10 metres in 20 years, but is easy to maintain by pruning if you desire a smaller specimen. Ideal for growing against a sunny wall or can also be trained as a small standard tree or to grow up a post or a tree trunk. This purple wisteria 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. We have this variety in 5L and 10L pots (both on 6ft canes) - the 10L plants are double the weight and very well branched, the 5L plants are the same height but a less mature, lighter plant. Whilst the 10L plants can be as a climber on a wall, they have had formative head pruning so can also be trained (using a normal tree stake and tie) to be a freestanding Wisteria tree.

AKA Chinese wisteria shrub, Wisteria tree, Purple wisteria

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Wisteria Sinensis Prematura Tree Wisteria Sinensis Prematura Tree
5L pot 120-150cm Pruned & Shaped £39.99 (ex. VAT)
Wisteria Sinensis Prematura Tree Wisteria Sinensis Prematura Tree
10L pot 120-150cm Pruned & Shaped £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver and this takes a bit of scheduling.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge. Although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

Smaller trees/bushes have a delivery charge of £7.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Medium trees of a height of 1.5-2 metres have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Orders for multiple trees have a single delivery cost of £12.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands).

Mature trees and pleached trees are more expensive to deliver. Cost varies by postcode and is calculated in the check out process. You can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost, so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

Highlands and Islands charges start from £29.95 plus vat and are calculated in the check out process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Overseas Destinations

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 and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Wisteria Sinensis Prematura trees

When planting Wisteria trees, such as Wisteria Sinensis Prematura, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Wisteria trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2-3x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Japanese Wisteria shrubs

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree 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 also 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. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Purple Wisteria shrubs

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.

Wisteria shrubs need 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.

Wisteria Sinensis Prematura Tree (Chinese Wisteria Shrubs) Description

  • Common name: Japanese blue wisteria shrub
  • 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