Mustang Grape (Vitis mustangensis) in the Grapes Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry 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 9b
Plant Height: 25 to 30 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Leaves in two forms; one deeply lobed and one unlobed or shallowly lobed. Undersides of leaves are white and velvety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Plant contains a milky sap that may cause contact dermititis in some individuals.
Pollinators: Various insects


Photo gallery:
By piksihk
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Location: San Antonio, TexasDate: May 14, 2013Mustang Grapes
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Location: Fort Worth, TxDate: 2014-05-21
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Location: Bryan, TXDate: Jul 30, 2007 8:21 PM
By dave
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Location: Fort Worth, TxDate: 2014-05-21
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