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Wisteria Seedling

Wisteria Seedling

 Species: Wisteria sp, likely Wisteria sinensis based on counter-clockwise vine growth

History: Chinese Wisteria is native to China and was first introduced to Europe by the East India Company in 1816. It has since become an extremely popular ornamental plant in temperate parts of the world, although it has become invasive in some parts of the United States. Chinese Wisteria holds the record for the largest blossoming plant in the world thanks to a one-acre plant located in California.

Why We Grow It: Chinese Wisteria is a beautiful eye-catching perennial vine. Its soft purple flowers sprouting from twining vines are a sight to behold when trained up a trellis. As an added benefit, this vigorous vine also fixes nitrogen. It should be noted that the seeds and pods of wisteria plants are toxic. The flowers can be eaten fresh or cooked, although some have reported experiencing stomach pains afterwards so we strongly recommend doing your own research before consuming them. 

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Ornamental, fixing nitrogen, flowers can be eaten raw or cooked; some people have reported experiencing stomach pains afterwards so we strongly recommend doing your own research before consuming them.

Fruit Size:

Storage: Fresh flowers should be used relatively quickly


Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Prefers rich loam but adaptable to different soils

Flowering Time: Spring - Late

Bloom Colour: Pale purple

Pollination Requirements:

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Vine reaches 20-30m long, vigorous growth requires pruning, should be grown along a support such as a trellis or wall. Generally disease resistant. Flowers May to June.

Shipping vs. Pick Up

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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