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Climber Wall Shrub

Vitis coignetiae
  • RHS AGM

crimson glory vine

V. coignetiae is a very strong-growing, large deciduous tendril-climber with slightly lobed, broad-ovate leaves to 30cm in length, turning scarlet and crimson in autumn. Insignificant flowers and small, black berries

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green Green
Autumn Red Black
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Vitaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Potentially harmful
Contact may irritate the skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Japan & Korea

How to grow

Cultivation

Vigorous decorative vine with inedible fruits, ideal for sun or partial shade in a well-drained soil, especially in a neutral or alkaline soil

Propagation

Propagate by layering or hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 11 in midwinter and in midsummer, pruning group 12 for formal training

Pests

May get glasshouse red spider mite and brown scale

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews

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