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Commonly known as Grape vine
Genus of about 65 species of climbers, occasionally shrubs, found in woodland, woodland margins and thickets in northern temperate regions.
Good to know - edible varieties for fruits and winemaking. Ornamental for foliage and fruits.
Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew, honey fungus.Under glass, scale insects, mealybugs.
Place of Origin - northern temperate regions
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
Deciduous - woody, tendril climber with flaking bark and simple lobed or toothed leaves.
Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - small, green flowers, in panicles, form in the leaf axils in summer and are followed by fruits, edible in some species (grapes). Requires long, hot summer for ripening fruit.
Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant - edible varieties.
Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
Neutral to alkaline soil
Against a wall - south or south-west wall suits outdoor varieties.