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AMPELOPSIS brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii 'Elegans'
Amur Peppervine, Porcelain Vine, Variegated Porcelain Berry
The lobed green foliage of this interesting porcelain berry is mottled with white and pink. This vigorous, deciduous woody vine is also grown for its loose clusters of porcelain blue berries that appear in summer. The berries progress in color as they age, from green to pink, then turquoise blue and violet. It is extremely adaptable to most growing conditions and quite forgiving when transplanted. Suitable support is necessary for this rapid climber from northeastern Asia.
Porcelain vine grows well in any well-drained moist soil. A sunny or partially shade site is best. Be aware that this vine is aggressive and is often considered an undesirable invasive plant, though 'Elegans' is not as hardy or vigorous. Still, it self-sows prodigiously. Suitable support is necessary for this climber. Grow it upon a sturdy post, fence or trellis or dangling from a hanging basket.
8 - 2
5 - 8
A2, A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
10'-20' / 3.0m - 6.1m
Russia/Siberia, Eastern Asia, China, Japan, Korea
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Pink, Light Blue, Turquoise
White, Green, Pink
Red, Rose, Ivory
Mixed Border, Vine
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