We recently moved to a house in South Wales and have this small tree in the garden which we have been unable to identify. It is just over 5 feet 5 inches high at the moment and quite wide and bushy and is probably no more than 6 or 7 years old as the house was built in 2005. The leaf growth is very dense and there was no spring blossom and the branches are twisted like a hazel tree. Unfortunately it has been planted right outside a window so we hope to move it in the autumn to somewhere which is more suited to it. Thanks in advance for any help.
My apologies for the late reply to your post.
I'm not a plant expert but it looks somewhat similar to the False Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia)
My thoughts are that the person who planted it may have thought it was a Wisteria as the leaves are similar.
If I'm wrong, then at least it will bump up your question in the forum and an expert might spot it and give you a correct ID
Many thanks Habdab and as also suggested from a previous reply, I am sure now that this is a False Acacia, even more so with the new growth on it during our very wet summer. I just hope this very pretty tree survives when we move it because it is severely restricted where it is.