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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
grape vine cultivated grape
wine grape European grape
Vitis are vigorous deciduous climbing shrubs with tendrils and attractively lobed leaves, insignificant green flowers followed by often edible fruits; some have excellent autumn foliage colour
V. vinifera is a woody plant, climbing by tendrils, to 15-18m. Leaves are 3- or 5-lobed, coarsely toothed, 7.5-15cm long and wide, with stalks half as long as the blade. Flowers are tiny, greenish, in loose panicles, fruit oval or globose grapes. This species has many named cultivars, selected for fruiting, or for ornamental qualities as the leaves are variable in size, shape and colour
Toxicity Contact may irritate the skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a deep well-drained soil with a pH of, ideally between 6.5 and 7.0. Plant between late autumn and early spring. If container grown, plant in late spring when the threat of frost has passed. Vines can be trained as cordons or using the guyot system. Mulch with well-rotted farmyard manure in the first years after planting
Propagate by hardwood cuttings or grafting onto Phylloxera resistant rootstocks
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Grape pruning and training is carried out in winter and midsummer. Pruning group 11 or pruning group 12 for formal training
Pests May suffer from glasshouse red spider mite and brown scale; mealybugs are a problem under glass
May be affected by powdery mildews and grey moulds
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