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Commonly known as Crimson glory vine
DeciduousThree- to five-lobed heart-shaped leaves to 30cm (12in) long turning bright-red in autumn.
HeightTo 15m (50ft)
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous, woody climber. Produces small, unpalatable, blue-black grapes 1cm (½in) across.
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)
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesPowdery mildew, honey fungusPlace of originKorea, Japan.
(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 soilHumus-richNeutral to alkaline soil