Porcelain Berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Plant Spread: 15-20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Porcelain vine is a vigorous, woody, deciduous, tendril-climbing vine which is somewhat similar in habit to wild grape vines and will typically grow 15-25'. Features mostly 3-lobed, deep green leaves (to 5" long).
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Showy clusters of rounded-to-oval, pale lilac-blue fruits (1/4" diameter) which mature to brighter and deeper shades of amethyst to porcelain blue.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: Flowers on new growth, so this vine may be cut to the ground in late winter (optional) to control growth. Otherwise trim stems as needed to maintain desired shape.
Flower Color: Green
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 21, 2013 1:30 PM

Porcelain Vine is well named. The berries are simply striking. But it is very invasive. It can form thick carpets, reaching the tops of trees and smothering everything. Birds spread the seeds far and wide. I have to pull out Porcelain Vines from my garden often each season.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Tall Narrow Plants/Shrubs/Trees by Frillylily Jun 9, 2019 11:43 AM 11
Can anyone identify this vine? by RiiaOD May 22, 2019 10:29 PM 10
Ugh stupid invasive vine...what is it? by jherriot Aug 18, 2018 8:52 AM 7
Weedy vineID? by csandt Jun 28, 2018 5:08 AM 11
What have you planted that you regretted ? by ge1836 Aug 25, 2019 10:58 AM 204
Vine by Arlingtonvine Sep 3, 2016 8:31 PM 13
what is this vine by Redwards Aug 22, 2016 7:25 AM 12
Is this an evil grape vine? by pirl Oct 27, 2015 11:31 AM 26

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