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Purple Wisteria

Purple Wisteria

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Dangling cascades of luscious lavender flowers lend a romantic look to the garden that is elegant and classic. This hardy Wisteria is tough as nails and grows quickly to cover a pergola or an unsightly fence. You will find it's heady scent bewitching!

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Purple Wisteria

Giant Lavender Flowers


The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

4-5 ft.

Ships Monday, Dec 1st
List: $ 119.90
Sale: $ 77.94
6 at $ 74.04 each
Planting Mix for Wisteria Vines
Planting Mix

Helps your Purple Wisteria get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
Purple Wisteria
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74

Huge, full purple flowers up to 12 inches long produce a unique scent found only in these romantic bloomers. 

New leaves are so shiny they look lacquered as the sun plays over them. This plant is an absolute delight to grow.

The Purple Wisteria is easy to grow and adapts well to a wide range of soils. To get the most out of this colorful show, be sure to place your Purple Wisteria where everyone can see it. 

The flowering Purple Wisteria will make an elegant and graceful statement in your landscape all season long. 

Plant them in rows for a spring flower show that we know will knock your socks off. The fragrance of Wisteria blooms will have you looking forward to spring in a way you never have before. 

Your Purple Wisteria from Fast Growing Trees Nursery will arrive with a good solid root system so it will quickly adapt to your yard. Order them now and witness the show from a front row seat.









Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 20-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Wisteria
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Purple Wisteria

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Purple Wisteria.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Purple Wisteria gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Purple Wisteria again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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The star rating above is not working properly, but if it was, I would give this tree 5 stars. I bought it to plant in front of an old metal clothesline ladder that is really unsightly. I planted it last Fall. Made it through the NY winter, grew a little more, and bloomed beautifully in the Spring. Surprisinly, part of it grew up the latter, and now (August), that part is about 12 feet above the 4-5 foot high tree. I will have to figure out how to prune it at the end of the season or early next Spring. I have a feeling this tree has a lot of possibilities if pruned properly
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
This tree is doing well at my sisters house but her Lilac died. I don't even know how many trees I have purchased from Fast Growing Trees and I tell everyone it is the best place to get their trees. Thank you for such great trees! I plan to buy me a Purple Wisteria this fall, and I cannot wait to see how it does at my place!
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
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Awesome Grower!
I have a Wisteria I planted 5 years ago as a 1 foot baby and it has grown into an 8 foot giant. The flowers that I get each year are gorgeous and smell amazing.
When I saw that sells Wisteria, I had to get more, so bought 2 of these!
FGTrees does a GREAT job packaging trees for shipping, and both of my Wisteria arrived in great condition. They were a foot tall and very healthy.
I re-potted them into a pot because I wasn't sure where I wanted them to be in my yard.
I bought these 2 in the beginning of July 2014 and we had a very hot summer and I was worried the heat would be too much for them, but they are doing AWESOME!
They have grown from the 1 foot bare branched plants I got to the 2 foot 7 inch beauties that have today. After they were in the pots for a month, I gave them a Fish fertilizer I got at Home Depot and they started popping vines everywhere and now they're reaching almost 3-4 feet long!
We finally figured out where their permanent home will be and will be planting them in the ground today, along with a trellis/arbor my husband made for them to grow up/on.
I can't wait to see the flowers come out in the spring!
I have purchased over 20 Trees/Shrubs etc from Fast Growing Trees and every single one arrived safely and in good health. All of them are doing wonderful! I would and have recommended to everyone I know!!
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October 14, 2014
From Copperas Cove, TX, US
3 months ago
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I bought, planted Wisteria. from a thin brance in a pot, replanted 6 months It was a small bush w/ green leaves. Then for 7 months I legt, no watering! Came back it was 3' brown twiggy ost all green. I got back to watering and now in June I have green leaves showing again. I'd say it's drought tolerant in upper desert Coachella Valley
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December 31, 2012
Harty little rascal this purple wisteria. In Texas this year we had some hefty frost mornings and well into spring. I received my plant in great shape and as advertised, great rootball. I ordered two and glad I did--evidently lost one to frost( still waiting on just one bud) but the other is starting to bust out and strut its stuff. Can hardly wait on these to open
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December 31, 2012
growing and looking forward to blooms
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
Growth Rate
I can't believe how fast that it has grown about 11 inches since August 2014
Thank you
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November 4, 2014
3 months ago
i like it
shipping was fast, plant was in nice condition, after about 3 months from 3-4 feet plant, it started cover my pergola on top
, it grows fast
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September 15, 2014
5 months ago
Purple Wisteria about 3 feet tall.
The tree arrived healthy and is growing well. I will know more about how much I like when it blossoms.
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September 5, 2014
5 months ago
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Can this tree be pruned each year so it stays about 6 ft tall? or is there a Dwarf version? Does it do well in Michigan winters?
George on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: Purple Wisteria Trees are very forgiving, and can be pruned back to be kept at a desired height of around 5 feet tall. They handle Michigan winters well.
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what will be a hight of my mature tree?
wanda w on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: I built a trellis for our wisteria which was 10 feet high. They can grow higher so it's a good idea to trellis them and they will continue to spread over your trellis.
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what to do with wisteria pods?
Louis R on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: what do we do with the pods or seeds
Reply · Report · Arthur B on Nov 3, 2014
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Is the Blue Moon Wisteria a plant or tree? I am looking for the plant variety that will grow up a trellis and over it. Will this variety do the job?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: I believe it is a tree. Mine is growing so well. It is 3 times the size it was when it arrived last year. It does have some growth shooting out from the root but they look more like branches then a vine. Also mine is looking more like a tree as it gets bigger. It does not seem to climb so I would say that this is not the vine wisteria. Susan
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how is the mature hight of wisteria from your nursery?
wanda w on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: My tree is only supposed to grow to about 8 ft. I've had about 1and 1/2 years and it is about 5 ft. I think it is O.K.
Reply · Report · David C on Jun 1, 2014
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How much water?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: Very little. I live in a HOT PART of California, and I water this maybe once or twice a week. It grows really, really fast. I don't know if more water would hurt its growth, but if you can plant it somewhere that isn't hit by sprinklers so that you are able to control the water it gets, it might be a good idea. Sometimes I even FORGET to water it and get worried, but it doesn't matter. I have two of them, and they just grow and grow.
Reply · Report · Jason C on May 31, 2014
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is this purple wisteria the american version or the Chinese version?
kay m on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: This is the Chinese version... If you wish to order the American version, see Amethyst Falls Wisteria.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 9, 2014
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When is the best time to plant Wisteria in Salt Lake City, Utah? It is getting hot and dry by June.
Also, we have alkaline soil, clay like. Can Wisteria do well here? When should I plant?
Melinda W on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: I planted my wisteria during the summer. In Grand Junction I too have alkaline soils. I added a 1/2 & 1/2 mixture of humus and peat moss to the pit and mulch around the top, periodically breaking up the hard ground at the surface. In the fall I added more humus around the surface. It made it through the winter. Was one of the later plants to leaf out in late May, but is now taking off and thriving after the spring rains and the heat we have now. Hope that helps.
Reply · Report · Paula D on Jun 5, 2014
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is wisteria a perennial?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
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what plant food do you feed wisteria plants?
Kathy R on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: Honestly, I haven't fed mine anything. Planted last fall in prepared soil that was already there. No planter mix, no fertilizer, in soil that is anything but perfect. It has already grown a foot from being about 5 inches tall from when I planted it. If you want to spend money you can do something, but I want more trees and want to spend money on ones I don't have to put a lot of money in.
Reply · Report · Forest B on Jun 15, 2014
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can wisteria cause skin irritation?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: We have found the wisteria can cause dermatitis if you have sensitive skin.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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Is it OK to plant Purple Wisteria in the fall? Will it survive the winter in Zone 7 ( Mocksville, N.C.)?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: Fall planting is great in your zone. Wisterias are very hardy so you should not have any problems.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 17, 2014
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I live in Mountain View Hawaii, about 1500 ft up. It rains a lot but when the sun is out, it can be very hot. Can I grow this wisteria here?
Karol D on Jul 6, 2014
Best Answer: I live in a really dry/hot area-- Central Valley, California -- and don't water mine at all in the winter and maybe every second day in the summer, and they both do well with that routine. However, I think if you have a spot that gets plenty of sun that it will grow for you. It may not bloom as much as if it was a bit drier, but I suspect it will grow for you. I know that's not a lot to go on; it's just my opinion after having mine for a couple years now and monitoring them. Put it in full sun, though, or I suspect it will not do well. Good Luck!
Reply · Report · Jason C on Jul 6, 2014
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Does this come in dark purple or just light purple flowers?
Jane C on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: There are several colors of purple. A dark purple is the black dragon wisteria, a beautiful color. You can pull it up on the computer to check it out.
Reply · Report · Linda G on Jun 12, 2014
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How soon does it bloom? Does it take years?
Dayna on Oct 25, 2014
Best Answer: I planted my Wisteria in the early spring and didn't plan on seeing any blooms for a few years as I had been told that was how long it would take for the plant to take root.
If you have a Wisteria, make sure you prune it every single Spring as it will help produce more flowers. I took very good care of mine and I got gorgeous blooms that Spring . The flowers don't last for a very long time, but oh my - are the beautiful and smell amazing. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Cathie B. on Nov 11, 2014
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Where are these most grown, or where do they grow most plentiful at? From what country?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Purple Wisterias do well all over the country, how ever I do often see them all over town in SC, I believe they're more poplar in the South. Wisterias do very well in the North also. They're from China and Korea.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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Will the Purple Wisteria live through N.H. winters?
mary l on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: I am not familiar with N.H. winters - but last fall we had to replant this young tree as it was in the way of some landscaping we had to do. Here in northern Iowa we had a very long, harsh winter last year with a lot of snow and temps dipping down to -25 degrees for prolonged periods. It is doing fine this summer. Also, I have a wisteria vine that is about 3 years old and it is thriving. Hope this helps!
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will this do well in star valley wyoming, when it can get 30 below.what would do well there ?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2014
Best Answer: Do your neighbors have wisterias? If you plant it in a sheltered spot and protect it and mulch it heavily during the winter, yes, you might be able to get this one established and enjoy it for a long time.
Reply · Report · Paula D on Oct 18, 2014
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my wisteria is about is about 15 yrs. old this year it didnt produce well at all,and it never greened and now its dead looking,now there is new grouth sprouting from the groung whats happening?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: This past winter was unusually harsh and rough on many plants. It sounds like the growth at the bottom is a sucker. Suckers will pop up from the roots and steal water and nutrients from the main trunk of the tree. Remove the sucker.

Scratch the surface area on the trunk and limbs of your tree very gently with your coin or fingernail. If brown or a dark color is underneath cut those parts of the tree back and it should regrow and recover. If the scratch test reveals a green color then your tree is alive and will recover.
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Do Purple Wisteria grow well in South Dakota?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Purple Wisteria grows very well in South Dakota.
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can I make new plants from my wisteria vine?
Renetta H on Jul 27, 2014
Best Answer: You can propagate new vines from an established Wisteria vine. Refer to the link below for detailed instructions.
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I live in s e ga, on the coast, will it do well here? should I plant in the fall?
buddy on Oct 29, 2014
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can this do well in star valley wyoming, when it can get to 30 below in the winters? what can i grow there?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2014
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will this do well in star valley wyoming when temps get below 30 degrees ?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2014
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I have a very large trellis (40 ft or so), will this vine get long enough to cover it? typically, Chinese wisteria can grow very long but your dimensions say only to 30ft. I don't want it to stop short. I have already had that problem with the American Wisteria.
Zelda M on Sep 5, 2014
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Late spring to early fall
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Some dormant trees
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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.