Peppervine (Ampelopsis arborea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 20 to 35 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: When grown in full sun, leaves take on a reddish hue.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Clusters of purple to blackish berries, each containing 3 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Cold stratify for 4 to 6 weeks at a temperature of 35ºF to 40ºF
Days to germinate: Seed germination may be very slow, sometimes taking more than a year.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


April Plants for Honey BeesApril Plants for Honey Bees
April 3, 2012

April is here and beekeepers will be kept busy trying to keep up with their bees' need for extra room to store the bounty collected from the blossoms they visited. April also marks the start of swarm season, so beekeepers will be keeping an eye out for swarms to catch; or they'll be trying to keep them from swarming by making splits.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 23, 2012 2:23 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant which produces a light colored honey.

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Please help me ID this. by Dbacha3 Jul 17, 2018 5:20 PM 9
What my husband is doing with peppervine (Ampelopsis arborea) by purpleinopp Nov 5, 2018 4:14 PM 13
Vine identification by Mannn2 Apr 4, 2018 3:20 PM 5
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Vine identification!? by Onebeersteve Sep 5, 2016 9:36 AM 3
Peppervine (Ampelopsis arborea) by Ryanh300 Sep 4, 2015 7:38 AM 11
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