Porcelain Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii 'Elegans')

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Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 10-20ft (fast growing)
Plant Spread: 8-15ft
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Does well in shade, but best fruiting is in full sun and best variegated leaf color is in light shade. The three-lobed leaves are variegated with white. Young leaves exhibit a pinkish tinge in the spring.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Fruit is initially a pale blue which turns turquoise as it ripens. Fruits attract birds.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: Flowers and fruits appear on new growth, so vine can be cut to ground in late winter, if desired, to control growth.
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds


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Posted by Frillylily (springfield MO area - Zone 6a) on Jun 13, 2017 9:29 PM

Japanese beetles like this, I have to remember to spray it otherwise they will come eat it up in a couple days. Mine spreads by seed, but is not invasive, I do have it planted in a large planter with a metal trellis for support. Has pretty blue berries a little smaller than a pea. Mine is planted full bright shade and it is strongly variegated, I understand that varies depending on how much shade/sun it gets. Don't cut it back, the old vines leaf back out in the spring.

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