- USDA hardiness zones:
A small, woody, deciduous, twining vine of the grape family that is grown for ornamental purposes. Typically reaches 20 in length. Features small, deeply lobed (3-5 lobes), toothed, green leaves which are woolly beneath. Foliage acquires rich red hues in autumn. Insignificant whitish flowers in late spring give way to clusters of dark purple grapes with glaucous bloom. Grapes are visually attractive but basically inedible.
- Full sun to part shade
Grow in humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Site this vine in a protected location and mulch roots in the St. Louis area where it may not be reliably winter hardy.
Size and growth:
- 15.0 to 20.0 feet
- 3.0 to 6.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Insignificant flowers, Good in the fall, Showy fruit, Birds, and White
Trellis, arbor, fence. Grow through shrubs or into small trees.
No serious insect or disease problems. Mildew can be troublesome in humid climates.