2-3 Litre Pot. Vitis Claret Cloak.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Flowering Period: May – June
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 12m
- Eventual Spread: 4m
Vitis Claret Cloak, also known as Crimson Climber, is a vigorous, deciduous, ornamental, woody climbing woody vine, it’s three to five lobed leaves purplish young leaves with woolly white undersides emerge early Spring changing to dark green during Summer before changing again through vivid shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn. It’s insignificant, though delightfully scented small green flowers are produced from May followed by compact clusters of purple grapes. Ideal for growing through an old tree, over an old building, wall or a fence.
Looking After Your Vitis Claret Cloak
Vitis or grape is generally tolerant of most soils as long as its very free draining, with the dormant season being the most suitable time to plant. An ornamental climber which will add spectactular Autumn colour to your garden. Once planted remove all flowers for the first two years to allow the root system to establish, then allow three bunches of grapes to mature in the third year, there after allow to produce freely, feed regularly with a suitable fertilizer, such as liquid tomato feed. Any pruning is also best done during the dormant season, when the preferred fruiting side shoots can be tied into place and any other side shoots below or between can be removed. The Sunnier the aspect the better the fruits.