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Commonly known as Grape vine
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Rounded 3- to 5-lobed green leaves to 22cm (9in) turn bronze-red with green veins in autumn.
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
Woody tendril climber with flaking bark
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Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Against a wall
South or southwest wall
Good to know - V. vinifera 'Brandt' Dual purpose but sweet-tasting grapes are full of pips and best left for ornament- and the birds.
Pests & Diseases
powdery mildew, honey fungus. Under glass, scale insects, mealybugs.
Dentate see photos above
Pruning group 6
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.
RHS group 12 & 13
Fertile well drained soil
Neutral to alkaline soil