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AMPELOPSIS brevipedunculata 'Elegans'
('Tricolor') - leaves attractively mottled white and tinged pink. Not vigorous
Deciduous - 3-lobed or 5-lobed palmate leaves 5-15cm (2-6in) long. Attractive, spherical, pinkish-purple fruit, turning to clear blue.
Height and Spread - to 4m (13ft)
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 climber.
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 - a sunny site encourages fruiting.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - northeastern Asia.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Leaf colour (if not green) - Silver variegated
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - restrict roots for better fruiting.
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 'Elegans' - Growing Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00