AWARD

VITIS 'Brant'

Commonly known as Grape vine

FRUITING TYPES

Hardy blue grape, mid Oct
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VITIS 'Brant'

 

 

  • Deciduous
    Rounded 3- to 5-lobed green leaves to 22cm (9in) turn bronze-red with green veins in autumn.
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • 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
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    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.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate see photos above
  • Lobed
  • Pruning group
    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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil

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