Blue Chinese Wisteria Tree
Gorgeous Blue Chinese Wisteria Tree
- One of Our Best-Selling Plants
- One of the World's Most Amazing Flower Displays
- Fragrant Flowers
- Easy to Grow Wisteria Tree
- Disease Resistant
- Drought Tolerant
If you are searching for an absolutely stunning focal point in your landscape, you need to look at this best-selling tree form Chinese Blue Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis).
Usually, Wisteria is a fast-growing vine. You may have seen this vine artistically draped over sturdy structures adorning castles in Europe, wineries in Napa Valley, or those huge estates featured on Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous.
But, here's a secret we've shared with so many happy customers....
You can also enjoy the amazing, fragrant flowers of Wisteria on a cute, little accent tree. We've trained this amazing plant into a knock-out, single stem tree with a nice, sturdy trunk. Our expert growers work diligently to create a one-of-a-kind, original masterpiece for you.
We have an excellent strain we've been growing for years. Our Blue Chinese Wisteria blooms feature a dark purple bud that opens to a lovely icy lavender and purple flowers, and fades to blue as the flowers age. As the flowering season progresses, the oldest blooms fade to that magnificent blue that people just love.
WOW! It makes a one-of-a-kind impact in your landscape. Use one or more as a perfect touch for your front yard, or near your patio.
In late spring and early summer - before the leaves appear - the tree explodes in long streams of sweet-smelling flowers that can range from sky blue to rich lavender. The elongated flower panicles can reach up to a foot in length.
The flowers simply drip from the tree in a lavish display. And, because the flowers appear before the leaves emerge, the show is even more dramatic.
This is not a tree you'll be able to ignore in full bloom. You'll love the fabulous range of these cool tones featured in your yard.
What about the delicious fragrance? Everyone in the neighborhood will appreciate the sweetly scented flower clusters.
You can rest assured that this is the ORIGINAL Blue Chinese Wisteria Tree. These are amazing tree forms of the popular Wisteria vines that grow almost anywhere in the country.
We also think you'll appreciate their small, dark green leaves that turn a lovely golden fall color for interest all through the season. The Blue Chinese Wisteria tree is easy to grow, it grows quickly, and is widely adaptable all across the country.
People come back to us to place additional orders of this incredibly popular tree. They can't get enough, and we bet you'll feel the same. Order yours today!
How to Use Blue Chinese Wisteria in the Landscape
Maybe you've seen these beautiful trees in person, or online, and just have to have one (or more!) for yourself. People all across the country are growing this tree-form Wisteria as a very special specimen plant.
Use them as a highlight in your courtyard area. Do you have a big raised berm in your front yard? This is the perfect tree to use to set off your berm planting. If you really want something that stands out, try two Blue Chinese Wisteria trees on either side of your front entrance. Instant curb appeal!
Of course, you'll want to see and smell the flowers in early spring. Use them near your patio for a delightful yearly treat.
They'll even work well in large containers. Need a pretty privacy screen? Use these special plants in large containers placed strategically to block your view. What a visual treat!
A classic formal use for tightly pruned Blue Chinese Wisteria is to place 4 of them in a rectangular bed that will be viewed from all sides. Evenly space the trees to give them room to reach their full size, then underplant with your favorite spring flowering bulbs.
Next, follow with perennial groundcover or bright annuals. Be sure to frame the edge of your formal bed with a short, sheared Boxwood or Holly hedge to give it a formal outline separating it from the grass. This is a fantastic look to showcase these small trees!
Of course, if you have the room, you can grow it as a casual tree out in the yard. In this application, you might want to let it grow a bit wider and taller.
Can you see how many ways you can use this beautiful tree? The secret to success is all in the pruning. Read on to see how you can easily shape your new trees to best suit your style.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Please take special note of these tips so you get the very best results.
Tree form Blue Chinese Wisteria are fast growing, disease resistant, and are highly drought tolerant once they are established in your yard. Please choose your planting site carefully.
Place them where they'll be noticed. After all, you'll want to reap the glory each spring, and secure your neighborhood reputation as a fantastic gardener with a green thumb.
Go ahead, take all the credit! Be ready for the questions and the praise.
They'll produce the most abundant flowers if you plant them in a spot that gets full sun all day long. If they do get some light shade, they can still thrive for you. The sunnier, the better!
Blue Chinese Wisteria tree form will adapt to just about any kind of soil, but it must be well drained. Check to see if your ground holds puddles after a rain. If so, mound up top soil 18 inches high. You can then dig a hole plant your tree in that mounded up soil for better drainage.
Give your tree plenty of room to grow. If you choose to grow them in a container, just make sure to use a large container with plenty of drainage holes.
Please do baby them a bit when you first get them planted. Water regularly to get your new tree established. After that, it will be drought tolerant.
Also, for the first year or two, you'll want to use a sturdy stake to help it stand up straight. You can imagine how heavy those flowers are! A little support is very appreciated. You'll leave that stake until the main trunk is wide enough to support the whole plant all by itself.
Just add our Arbor Springs kit to your cart and keep it easy for yourself.
Be careful not to use lawn fertilizer near your tree, as too much nitrogen will feed the leaves, not the flowers. Doing so will delay the beautiful blooms.
Blue Chinese Wisteria is a plant that deer seem to leave alone. Keep in mind that deer may sample any plant if food is scarce.
Blue Chinese Wisteria Tree Pruning
Decide on the mature look you want while your tree is young. Short and wide? Oval? Asymmetrical?
You can think of it as deciding on your tree's "hairstyle". Decide how long you want the branches to grow and the style that suits your tree best in your yard. Then, just give it regular trims to keep things nice, tidy and flowering beautifully.
You have a lot of influence on how your plant looks once it's mature just by pruning the tree for shape when it's young.
Pruning is the very best method to help your tree produce flowers, too. The goal is to have plenty of nice, short flowering stems for plenty of spring blooms within the crown of your tree.
The branches will work as a framework to support the spectacular, heavy flowers. Decide which structural branches you'll keep and allow them to grow out and thicken up each season.
In late summer, you'll shape your tree for size and to reinforce that structure.
- First, manicure your tree by removing any shaggy shoots that aren't in your training plan.
- Next, prune back new growth shoots off your desired branches to the point where you are leaving about 5 leaves on those new stems coming off your main structural branch.
In late winter, it's time for another "haircut."
- First, manicure your tree by removing any shaggy shoots that aren't in your training plan. Remove any unwanted or criss-crossing branches completely, pruning them back to the structure branch or main trunk.
- Next, prune back those same shoots that you worked on last summer. This time, you'll shorten them even more. Leave 2 or 3 swollen flower buds on each shoot.
- Finally, enjoy those fanciful, fragrant flowers just a few weeks later. What a joy once spring arrives!
If you want to be confident that you are getting healthy, true-to-its-lineage, solid root stock when you buy online, then you should only buy from us. Nature Hills offers the "real deal." Order with confidence today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Wisteria sinensis|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 12 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|