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VITIS 'Black Hamburg'
Commonly known as Grape vine
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
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
Zero Rated ItemNo VAT on this plant
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
VITIS 'Black Hamburg'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowV. vinifera 'Black Hamburg'. Same variety as the Great Vine at Hampton Court Palace planted by 'Capability' Brown in 1768.Pests & DiseasesPowdery mildew, honey fungus. Under glass, scale insects, mealybugs.
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
(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