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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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
Vitis vinifera var. atropurpurea
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
'Purpurea' is a vigorous large tendril-climber with deeply-lobed leaves purple in summer, deepening in late summer and crimson-tinted in autumn. Insignificant greenish flowers followed by deep purple grapes
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
SoilClay, Sand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Vigorous decorative vine with inedible fruits, ideal for sun or partial shade in a well-drained soil, especially in a neutral or alkaline soil
Propagate by layering or hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants
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; mealybugs are a problem under glass
May be affected by powdery mildews
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