3 Litre Pot. Vitis Coignetiae
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: June – July
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 10 – 15m
- Eventual Spread: 3 – 4m
Vitis Coignetiae, also known as Crimson Glory Vine, a recipient of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit is a vigorous ornamental, woody climber with three to five lobed, deeply veined large leaves which can grow to 20/30 cms across, emerging dark green with thick brown downy undersides early Spring maturing to spectacular shades of red towards the Autumn, the sunnier the aspect the better the colour. The insignificant green flowers produced late Spring/early Summer are followed by small black berries/grapes. Ideal plant for covering an unsightly wall/fence or pagola for shade.
Looking After Your Vitis Coignetiae
Generally pest and disease free, although may be affected by powdery mildew, an easy to grow deciduous ornamental climber in many if not all locations. A vigorous plant which will benefit from a sunny or partially shaded area in all types of garden from cottage planting schemes to town or courtyard gardens, as this Vitis is not self clinging some support will be required usually by climbing over a wall or stout trellis/fence, initially by using canes or wires as support. Pruning is best achieved during mid Winter whilst still dormant to prevent sap bleeding from the stems, always cutting back to healthy buds. Plant in a free draining , fertile soil applying a good multi purpose fertiliser early Spring to encourage strong fresh new growth.