Crimson glory grape vine

Vitis coignetiae

Crimson glory grape vine - Vitis coignetiae

Common Name: Crimson glory grape vine
Genus: Vitis
Species: coignetiae

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 15.00 m (1500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: Green, RedFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



    Heart-shaped three to five-lobed dark green leaves turning bright red in autumn and small unpalatable blue-black grapes. This vigorous deciduous ornamental climber has deeply impressed veins on the leaves and thick brown felt underneath. Performing best in full sun it's ideal for covering an unsightly fence or wall or for scrambling through an established tree.

    This vigorous climbing vine is originally from Japan and was introduced to Britain by Jardine and Matheson the East India merchants in the late 19th century. It is a fast-growing plant that can reach up to 25m (82ft) although it will take some years to get to this height! Due to its size and density of leaf cover it's best planted on its own.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. It will need some help to clamber up a tree so fix some plastic-coated netting to the trunk. If you are growing it along wires cut back hard the young shoots in late summer and cut out older stems in early winter.

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