Purple-leaved grape vine

Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'

Purple-leaved grape vine - Vitis vinifera  'Purpurea'

Common Name: Purple-leaved grape vine
Genus: Vitis
Species: vinifera
Cultivar: 'Purpurea'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 7.00 m (700 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: PurpleFlowering Period: May & June

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



Deciduous woody climber with three to five-lobed leaves that are grey-hairy at first turning plum-purple before becoming dark purple in autumn. Small unpalatable purple grapes are also produced in autumn. This ornamental vine is cultivated mainly for its stunning leaf colour and is ideal for covering a fence or wall.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Prune in mid-winter cutting back to fit the available space and again in mid-summer if necessary.


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