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Vitis

Vitis spp.

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

4m

3m

Min

2.5m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

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A photo of Vitis
A photo of Vitis
A photo of Vitis

Overview

Vitis is also known as grapevine, this genus contains around 79 hardy, deciduous, woody-stemmed tendril-climbing species. These are grown ornamentally for their foliage, which displays autumn colour when exposed to warm, sunny conditions and also for their edible fruit bunches, commonly called grapes. Flowers are wind pollinated, small, green-white and arranged in dense clusters. This genus is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere and is an economically important plant, grapes are consumed as food and fermented to produce wine and other products.

Special Features

Attractive fruits