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Vitis coignetiae AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Contact may irritate the skin

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Red in Autumn

Fruit

Black in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

crimson glory vine

Family

Vitaceae


Vitis are vigorous deciduous climbing shrubs with tendrils and attractively lobed leaves, insignificant green flowers followed by often edible fruits; some have excellent autumn foliage colour

V. coignetiae is a very strong-growing, large deciduous tendril-climber with slightly lobed, broad-ovate leaves to 30cm in length, turning scarlet and crimson in autumn. Insignificant flowers and small, black berries

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Vigorous decorative vine with inedible fruits, ideal for sun or partial shade in a well-drained soil, especially in a neutral or alkaline soil

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by layering or hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 in midwinter and in midsummer, pruning group 12 for formal training

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews