A cottage garden favourite, this new variety of Wisteria is an ultra-compact form from America that is perfectly suited to growing in UK gardens with its racemes of luxurious purple flowers.
Although slightly shorter than the normal varieties, the showy, rounded blooms of 'Longwood Purple' will cascade like a river of lilac throughout May and June, filling the air with sweet perfume.
No longer reserved for large country houses, in its early years it will remain compact and manageable and as such makes a brilliant patio plant - perfect for growing in a large pot to cover pergolas and patios with cascades of bloom.
After 10 years it will reach a height of 3-4m (12-15ft) and will spread to around 2m (6ft) if left un-pruned. It can however be maintained at half this size and still yield masses of flowers every single spring !
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for immediate planting.