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VITIS vinifera 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Common grape vine, Purple-leaved vine, Teinturier grape

ORNAMENTAL VINES

Large leaves, deep purple
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Rounded, three- to five-lobed, toothed leaves to 15cm (6in) long, grey-hairy at first turning plum-purple, then dark purple in autumn.
  • Height
    7m (22ft)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • 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. Produces small, unpalatable grapes to 2cm (¾in) 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

VITIS vinifera 'Purpurea'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Teinturier grape
    Pests & Diseases
    Powdery mildew, honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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 & 11
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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