Chinese Wampee Plant - Grafted

Regular price$788.00
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Please note: We accept orders for plants year round, however we only ship/deliver plants from September throught to April.

Wampee or Wampi (Clausena lansium)

The Wampee or Wampi fruit might remain an enigma to many, but for those with an inclination towards exotic fruits, it’s a real treasure. Despite its rarity suggesting a complex cultivation process, the Wampi is surprisingly easy to grow, much like cultivating citrus. Our plant is matured and grafted from fruiting mother plant grown in NZ.

Its fruit showcases a soft exterior, with an inner flesh reminiscent of grapes. Depending on the specific tree, its taste ranges from sweet to tart. They can be enjoyed whole, similar to a kumquat. Beyond its fruit, the Wampi tree’s foliage stands out, with an aroma and flavor akin to curry—a unique feature indeed.

Plant Care

  • Soil: Wampee thrives in well-drained, fertile soils that are rich in organic matter. It prefers a slightly acidic to neutral pH but can tolerate a range of soil conditions.
  • Watering: This tree requires regular watering to establish a deep and extensive root system, especially during its formative years and in dry conditions. Mature trees are moderately drought-tolerant but perform best with consistent moisture.
  • Temperature: Wampee is suited to warm climates and can tolerate a range of temperatures, ideally between 20°C and 30°C. It is somewhat frost-tolerant but young trees should be protected from severe cold.
  • Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade. Full sun is essential for healthy growth, flowering, and fruit production, but in very hot climates, some afternoon shade can help protect the tree from excessive heat.
  • Fertilising: Feed with a balanced NPK fertilizer every few months during the growing season to support growth and fruit development. An application of a potassium-rich fertilizer during the fruiting period can enhance fruit quality.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged branches and to shape the tree. Pruning helps promote good air circulation, reduces the risk of disease, and can enhance fruit size and quality.
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and provide nutrients as it decomposes. Keep the mulch away from the trunk to prevent moisture-related diseases.
  • Pest Control: Wampee trees can be susceptible to pests such as aphids, scale insects, and mites. Monitor for pests regularly and use appropriate organic or chemical treatments if necessary.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Wampee produces small, white to yellow flowers that are followed by clusters of round, yellow-orange fruits. The fruits are tangy and aromatic, often eaten fresh or used in jellies and drinks. The fruit typically matures in the summer.
  • Potting: Can be grown in a large container for the first few years but will eventually need more space as it matures. Ensure that containers have good drainage.
  • Feeding Regime: In addition to regular NPK fertilization, applying compost or well-rotted manure at the base of the tree can provide slow-release nutrients that enhance tree vigor and fruit production.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Chinese Wampee Plant - Grafted
Chinese Wampee Plant - Grafted

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