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Climber Wall ShrubConservatory GreenhouseSynonym

Cissus striata

ivy of Uruguay

A slender, vigorous, evergreen climber with tendrils and glossy, leathery, three- or five-lobed palmate leaves up to 7cm long. In summer it produces inconspicuous green flowers followed by shiny, black berries

Other common names
miniature grape ivy
Synonyms
Cissus striata
Vitis striata
see moreAmpelopsis sempervirens hort. ex Veitch
Parthenocissus striata
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Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green Green
Autumn Green Black
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Vitaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Chile & S Brazil

How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in a loam-based compost such as John Innes No 2 in bright, filtered light. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter. Pot on or top dress in spring. Will survive outdoors in a frost-free position, or can be stood outside for the summer

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood or greenwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Pruning group 11

Pests

Glasshouse red spider mite, glasshouse whitefly and mealybugs may occur

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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