Wisteria sinensis

2 litre pot £34.99
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Buy Wisteria sinensis Chinese wisteria: Sweetly scented purplish-lilac flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or light, dappled shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pendent clusters of fragrant, pea-like, usually bluish-lilac flowers in May and June, often followed by velvety green seed-pods. This vigorous Chinese wisteria looks fabulous trained over a sunny wall or strong pergola. Renowned for its superior fragrance, the twining stems need careful pruning.

  • Garden care: To get lots of flowers, the twining stems need pruning twice a year - once in summer (about two months after the flowering has finished) and again in mid-winter. To train your wisteria against a wall, the wall will first need a network of stout horizontal wires, attached at approximately 30cm intervals. After planting, prune the leading shoot of your wisteria back to approximately 90cm above ground level and remove any side branches as this will encourage a strong new leader to form. In the summer of the first growing season, tie the leader in vertically and choose two new lateral shoots on either side of the leader. Tie these onto the wires at a 45 degree angle. Any smaller shoots coming from these lateral branches should be cut back to two or three buds. In the first winter, cut back the leader to a bud approximately 75cm above the highest lateral branch. Gently untie the lateral branches and prune them back by about a third, then re-tie them onto a wire so they are nearly horizontal. In subsequent summers (and until the plant has filled the allotted space), tie in the leader as it grows and choose two strong laterals to form the next tier. These should then be tied in at a 45 degree angle and as in the previous year, any smaller shoots coming from these should be cut back to two or three buds. In subsequent winters cut back the leading shoot as before and cut back and re-tie the new laterals to a near-horizontal position. The older laterals can be cut back by about a third of their total length. Once the plant has become established and reached the desired height, keep tying in the lateral stems as they spread out. In summer, cut back the wispy stems on both the laterals and sub-laterals (the side shoots from the laterals) to about five or six buds from the main branches. In winter, cut back these stems even harder to within two or three buds of the main branches. These form the short spurs that will go on to produce flowers in the following spring.

  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten

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No blooms for five seasons


I bought two of these plants from crocus in 2017 and potted one in a large pot to train as a tree and another against a sunny fence. Neither has bloomed once since I received these in 2017; I did buy a third wisteria several years later from a local garden centre and have been able to train it around our front door with amazing, prolific blooms. All three wisterias have received the same, careful pruning, feeding, and similar light and conditions. In short, I'm greatly disappointed in the performance of the two bought from Crocus.

Sarah the gardener



I would definitely buy and use Crocus again!


Everything is good!!!


North Yorkshire


Good foliage in it's 2nd year


Purchased to cover an ugly North facing wall. Realise that this is sun lover, so didn't hold out too much hope (despite growing successfully on a North facing wall at a previous property). It is slower to get started than it's sister which faces the other way, and has not yet flowered, but it has grown well this year, and now covers most of the ugly wall with it's lovely foliage.




I would recommended this product


I bought this plant last year. It was planted in poor soil in a situation that gets mixed light conditions due to other tree foliage/ building shadow. It was slow to find its roots but has thrived this summer. No flowers but good strong growth so am optimistic for its future development. Only regret is not planting it sooner!


Kent coast


I would buy this product again.


Planted tn a large container.No blossom this year.




Fast growing!


I wanted a fast growing wisteria and I got it. Really pleased with how it's already covered my trellis and will look forward to flowers in the future.






Bought early summer 2018 with a special offer. Health plant arrived and planted. To my surprise, it started flowering April 2019! Not just one or two flowers but about 10 or more. So pleased.




I haven't killed it... yet :)


Ordered this about a year ago during spring, when all the Wysteria were looking splendid. Crocus delivered a healthy plant quickly. Some helpful instructions accompanied the plant, as well as advice on the website on how to bring it on which I promptly ignored. A very hot summer last year in a very hot and sunny spot caused it to wither but not die off completely and this spring it's sprouting again. What can I say? Despite my best efforts it hasn't died. Crocus must have supplied me with a healthy plant that hopefully will grow into a glorious flowering Wysteria... :)

Dave from Dorset

erm Dorset


Excellent value


Bought as a present really pleased with the plant my friend tells me growing well .


West mids


Brilliantly established for an advanced start.


Planted against a cane prior to where I need it. It's very tall so, be prepared. Can't wait until it's wstabliahwd in its intended space.




Wisteria sinensis

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Can I buy the 2-litre pot for a xmas present? If so should it be delivered to the recipient rather than me? How would she have to treat it over the winter, indoors? Thanks very much.


We can never guarantee availability for a particular time, however I would say that we do usually have this plant in stock throughout the year, and we can deliver to you or your friend. It will make a lovely gift, but do keep in mind that it will be completely dormant, and as it is a fully hardy outdoor plant, it should not be kept inside for any length of time - and ideally it should be planted out as soon as possible.


Hello, Can the Chinese Wisteria be planted in pot and climb over the wal next to it? Thanks

Dummy gardener

I have seen these growing quite happily in a very large pot, however as their roots are restricted, they will not put on as much top growth as they would if planted in the ground.


What plants can I grow that won't get trampled by our dog? I wonder if you can help? We are keen to add more plants to our garden and need advice as to which to choose as we have large dogs with large feet - so small dainty plants aren't any good! We also have some shade. Is there anything which is supplied at a decent size which is going to be robust enough to last? Many thanks for all your help Jennie

Hello Jennie, We do sell a small range of more mature shrubs on our site, many of which will be happy in partial shade. Just click on the links to go straight to them.http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/specimen-shrubs/plcid.28/

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