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Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple'American Wisteria

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Rarely seen dwarf species of Wisteria

Rich, purple flowers

Suitable for a large container

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Height Up to 600cm (236in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardensscented gardensspecimen plant

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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This unusual American dwarf species is less vigorous than other wisteria varieties, reaching a mature height of 6m (20'). Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple' produces rich purple racemes of pea-like flowers, which are equally showy, but slightly shorter than its Asian relations. The racemes of blooms are fuller and more rounded than other species, flowering slightly later in the season and over a longer period. Its compact growth and prolific flowering habit make Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple' an ideal specimen plant for large containers and sunny walls. Height: to 6m (20'). Spread: 3m (10'). Supplied as a grafted plant.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

2 x 5 litre potted wisteria plants (TKA3731)
1 x 5 litre potted wisteria plant (KA3730)

How to Grow
Grow American wisteria plants in a sunny or semi-shaded position in any moist, well drained soil. A sheltered south or west facing wall is ideal and will offer some protection from late frosts which can sometimes damage young flower buds. To improve poor soils, add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost prior to planting. Provide the twining stems with an appropriate and sturdy support, such as trellis or strong wires attached to walls and pergolas. When growing Wisteria frutescens in patio containers, use a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3.
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Feed and water Wisteria frutescens regularly throughout the spring and summer. Prune wisteria plants in July and again in February. During the first two years, prune to create a framework of permanent stems. Tie in selected lateral shoots to sturdy supports and cut back any unwanted growth. Once the desired framework has been created, continue pruning wisteria twice a year to contain the plants growth within its allotted space.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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