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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Grape vine

Genus of about 65 species of climbers, occasionally shrubs, found in woodland, woodland margins and thickets in northern temperate regions.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - woody, tendril climber with flaking bark and simple lobed or toothed leaves.
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - small, green flowers, in panicles, form in the leaf axils in summer and are followed by fruits, edible in some species (grapes). Requires long, hot summer for ripening fruit.
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant - edible varieties.
  • Against a wall - south or south-west wall suits outdoor varieties.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - edible varieties for fruits and winemaking. Ornamental for foliage and fruits.
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew, honey fungus.Under glass, scale insects, mealybugs.
  • Place of origin - northern temperate regions
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to alkaline soil

Buy Varieties of VITIS

VITIS 'Black Alicante'

VITIS 'Black Alicante'  >

Commonly known as: Grape vine.
Dark blue grapes from mid Sept-Oct
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

VITIS 'Black Hamburg'

VITIS 'Black Hamburg'  >

Commonly known as: Grape vine.
Best black eating grape, mid Aug-Sept
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


VITIS 'Brant'  >

Commonly known as: Grape vine.
Hardy blue grape, mid Oct
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

VITIS 'Golden Champion'

VITIS 'Golden Champion'  >

Commonly known as: Grape vine.
Yellow grape, late Sept-Oct
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

VITIS 'Muscat of Alexandria'

VITIS 'Muscat of Alexandria'  >

Commonly known as: Grape vine.
Green eating grape, Sept-Oct
£14.50 each
Available from January 2021 - Awaiting new stock

VITIS coignetiae   AWARD

VITIS coignetiae  >

Commonly known as: Crimson glory vine.
Very vigorous climber with large ovate leaves and excellent autumn colour
£16.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

VITIS coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'  AWARD

VITIS coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'  >

Commonly known as: Crimson climber.
Large deeply cut, rounded leaves, purple when new and colouring red-orange in autumn
£16.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

VITIS vinifera 'Purpurea'  AWARD

VITIS vinifera 'Purpurea'  >

Commonly known as: Common grape vine, Purple-leaved vine, Teinturier grape.
Large leaves, deep purple
£15.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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