Ornamental Grape - Knowledgebase Question

Bellevue, WA
Question by skhansen
March 27, 1999
I would like to know the name of a variety of grapevine which is mainly ornamental, and whose foliage turns scarlet in the Fall. Can you tell me the name of this vine?

Answer from NGA
March 27, 1999


This plant is Parthenocissus henryana, or Silvervein Creeper. It has leaves formed by five leaflets which open purplish, then turn dark bronzy green with pronounced siler veining and purple undersides. In the autumn the leaves turn a rich red. This plant clings to walls by sucker discs at the ends of tenrils, and can be trained along a wooden or wire support, much like grape vines.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Orlaya White Lace"