Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 6-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Wisteria chinensis
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, WI
A New Twist on an Old Favorite
Wisteria is known to grow to colossal heights in warm climates in the south, but practically everyone can own this lavender beauty in tree form because its size can be managed. At maturity, it reaches heights of just 6-10 feet with an 8-10 foot spread. Our fast-growing Wisteria Trees have been masterfully trained for amazing growth.
Unique Lavender Color Blooms
Wisteria is a flowering woody vine that puts on a beautiful display of color each year between April and June. Fragrant violet-blue flowers blanket the Wisteria Tree with delicate blooms that dangle in weeping clusters. They're beautifully dainty, resembling crystals hanging from a chandelier. A Wisteria Tree in bloom is a graceful and picturesque superstar that really turns on the charm.
The Wisteria Tree is hardy in zones 4-9. This beauty is so easy to grow it practically takes care of itself. Deer and drought resistant and virtually unaffected by disease and pests, so there's never any need for harmful chemical sprays. It will adapt to a wide range of soil types but performs best when it's in fertile, moist and well-drained earth. Vigorous and fast-growing, this tree thrives in full sun to partial shade.
In tree form, Wisteria vines are easily controlled with a small amount of regular clipping. This will also ensure continued blooming and to maintain the desired size and shape. We do this for you when you first receive your Wisteria and moderate pruning throughout the year will ensure you keep your wisteria manageable.
Various Options for Planting
This small tree adds a beautiful touch to planter beds amid a mixed border of perennials, bulbs or annuals. You may just want to keep this lovely specimen near your deck or terrace or any outdoor living area where you and your guests congregate. The Wisteria's lightly perfumed blossoms drift through the air, reminiscent of warm summers in the south.
Your Wisteria Tree thas been grown with tender loving care. It will arrive healthy and ready to change your landscape with amazing lavender blooms.
Customer Reviews & Photos
- wisteria tree
Beautiful wisteria tree
Beautiful wisteria tree, arrived in great time! Very healthy and nicely packaged. I will try to post a photo once it blooms. But so far so good.
My wisteria tree arrived in great shape and we put it into the ground that very day. It has been thriving in its new home for over a week now, and it looks very healthy.
excellent company to do business with. I have only had the wisteria a few weeks. It is taking off. healthy, lots of ne foliage. Must be almost a foot of growth.I a very happy, can't wait until spring.
THIS tree is doing great it has grown some 3 to 6 in
Planting & Care
The Wisteria Tree is a perfect addition to your space if you do not have a solid structures that allow for the Wisteria vine to grow. In the spring season it produces large, drooping clusters of lavender or violet-blue blooms that give off a sweet fragrance. The trees grow to 6-10 feet tall, 8-10 feet wide and do best when planted in USDA growing zones 4-9. Wisteria can be toxic to dogs, cats and even horses if it is ingested so be sure take that into account if you have multiple animals.
Choosing a location: Wisteria trees will grow in moist soils, but prefer fertile, well-draining soil. A location where it will receive full sun (6-8 hours) is key to getting the most flower production. It will grow in partial sun, but it will likely not flower.
1) Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide.
2) Mix in compost with your native soil to improve nutrients.
3) Place the plant in the hole ensuring it is straight and begin back filling the hole, watering every few inches to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Once the hole has been completely filled, lightly pat down the soil.
5) Apply a layer of mulch around the plant to help to retain moisture. Be sure to there is a 2-3 inch gap between the mulch and main stem to avoid promoting fungus and rot.
Watering: While establishing, give the tree a deep watering 1-2 times a week. The Purple Wisteria is fairly drought tolerant and once established, will need less water. The roots will also look for water from nearby gardens with a regular water supply.
Fertilization: Wisteria is an aggressive grower and doesn’t require regular fertilizing. Each spring, a layer of compost can be applied under the plant along with a 2-inch layer of mulch to help with moisture retention and to control weeds. If you decide to fertilize, be sure to apply a fertilizer lower in nitrogen as this will promote more leaves but less flowers.
Pruning: The Purple Wisteria will need quite a bit of pruning to encourage it to grow into a tree. Promptly remove any suckers from the base of the tree to encourage the growth of the main stem. As the tree grows, remove any lower shoots to maintain the tree form so that all the growth occurs at the top. The top of the tree will also need to be pruned periodically to keep it from taking over and getting too heavy. Pruning is best done in early spring and maintenance can be done throughout the summer.
Staking: Your tree will need to be staked to provide it extra support while growing and from blowing over during high winds. Be sure to drive the stake into the ground 6-12 inches deep and ½ inch away from the stem. Secure the trunk of the tree at several points along the stake. As the tree grows larger, be sure to replace the stake with a larger, more sturdy stake. It’s recommended to use a steel pipe or a 4x4 piece of wood to prevent it from leaning. Do not use pressure treated wood as it will leach a chemical from the treating into the soil.
Pests: Some pests and diseases that are common with the Purple Wisteria include aphids, scale and Japanese beetles. Spraying the plant with a garden hose daily will help to detach aphids from the plant and also apply Neem Oil to help suffocate scale. An insecticide can be utilized to deter beetles.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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