Grape Ivy

Cissus alata

Venezuela Treebine

profile iconCissus rhombifolia
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profile iconCissus rhombifolia
by Halava (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Cissus alata is commonly known by the names grape ivy and Venezuela treebine. this species is synonymous with the species Cissus rhombifolia and Rhoicissus rhombifolia. It is an evergreen tendril climber that typically reaches a height of around 3m tall, climbing using forked tendrils. Foliage is attractive, glossy green in colour and divided into 3 broad, oval-shaped leaflets. Stems have red hairs on their surface and leaflets have smooth, brown hairs on the undersides. Flowers are non-showy, small, green and fuzzy, they appear in the spring and lead onto blue-black berry fruits in the summer. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Planning

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Propagation

Cuttings

Take hardwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Vitaceae

Flower colour

Green
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