AMPELOPSIS BREVIPEDUNCULATA – PORCELAIN VINE
The Porcelain vine is a member of the grape family (Vitaceae) and is from Northeastern Asia. It can grow to a height of 6metres and a width of 6metres.
It will flower on new growth around summer followed by showy bunches of rounded-to-oval pale lilac-blue fruits about 10mm in diameter that mature to brighter and deeper shades of amethyst to porcelain blue.
It likes to be in full sun to part shade and as it flowers on new growth can be prune severe if required or pruned to control. The maintenance is really quite low and it requires about medium water (mulching will reduce water requirements). It does not like wet feet.
It derives its common name from the showy fruit colouring. Porcelain vine is a vigorous, woody, deciduous, tendril-climbing vine which is somewhat similar in habit to grape vines and will typically grow. The foliage will start to fall in autumn and will then produce showy clusters of pale lilac-blue fruits which mature to brighter and deeper shades of amethyst to porcelain blue.
Its uses can be on fences, arbors, walls, trellises, porches or other structures. It may also be grown as a groundcover without support to cover old stumps or rock piles.
ENJOY THE VARIETY OF USES FOR THIS VINE!