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Grape Ivy

Cissus alata

Also known as

Venezuela Treebine, Grape ivy

Cissus rhombifolia by Halava (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

50cm

2.5m

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Grape Ivy Overview

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.

Common problems with Grape Ivy

How to propagate Grape Ivy

Cuttings

Take hardwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Grape Ivy

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Grape Ivy

Indoor plant, hanging basket.