These close cousins of edible (or drinkable) grapes are highly valued for their attractive deeply lobed dark green foliage. Being vigorous tendril climbers they will quickly form a canopy of cool green when grown over trellis work, arbours and pergolas. The summer flowers are inconspicuous and are usually followed by small black bitter tasting berries i.e. inedible. The dark green foliage turns to warm autumn shades prior to leaf fall. Cultivation is exactly the same as for Edible or Wine Grapes. See our How To pages for more information.
Amur Ornamental Grape. This tendril climbing vine has deep glossy green lobed leaves in summer that put on a vivid display of fiery red and orange tones before leaf fall. Small inconspicuous summer flowers are followed by ornamental fruit. Vigorous and hardy, easy to grow. Deciduous.
Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber
This ornamental Grape from Japan has broad, lobed foliage which is glossy and green with a rust under felt. In autumn a spectacular change takes place and the leaves become a riot of amber, orange, scarlet, crimson and purple. The insignificant summer flowers are followed by inedible small fruit. Deciduous.
This climber will support itself with tendrils that will cling to most surfaces. It is vigorous and will cover a large area quite quickly so give it some space to show how lovely it can be. Likes a hot summer, good drainage and soil that is not too heavy.
Colour: Green Habit: Rambling Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber
Climber. A highly ornamental Grape with deeply lobed leaves of grey green that turn to deep purple tones in the autumn. The insignificant flowers produce small black bitter tasting fruit. This stunning foliage climber likes the sun and good drainage. Any pruning should be done in winter. Deciduous.
Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2.5m