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VITIS coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'

Commonly known as Crimson climber


Large deeply cut, rounded leaves, purple when new and colouring red-orange in autumn
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - leaves are 3- to 5-lobed, 15-20cm (6-8in) across
  • Height - to 15m (50ft)
  • 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. Produces inconspicuous flowers, hidden by the leaves, followed by bunches of unpalatable grapes 1cm (½in) across
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - flowers are very attractive to insects
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew, honey fungus
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK 1988. Fromefield Nurseries
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil - humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly

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