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Commonly known as Grape vine
DeciduousRounded 3- to 5-lobed green leaves to 22cm (9in) turn bronze-red with green veins in autumn.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingWoody tendril climber with flaking bark
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Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 wallSouth or southwest wall
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowV. vinifera 'Brandt' Dual purpose but sweet-tasting grapes are full of pips and best left for ornament - and the birds.Pests & DiseasesPowdery mildew, honey fungus. Under glass, scale insects, mealybugs.
(see photos above)Lobed (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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 & 11Pruning group 8Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilNeutral to alkaline soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(Harmful to pets if eaten)