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AMPELOPSIS brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii
Asian in origin, the porcelain vine is a vigorous, deciduous woody vine grown for its attractive foliage and colorful loose clusters of porcelain blue berries. The berries progress in color as they age, from green to pink, then turquoise blue and violet. This natural variety's foliage can be quite variable, with long leaves that have gentle or deep lobes.
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. It spreads both vegetatively and self-sows with vigor and is extremely adaptable to most growing conditions. Suitable support is necessary for this rapid climber.
The variegated cultivar 'Elegans' is not as hardy or vigorous and has dark green leaves with white and pink blotches. It is seemingly less problematic and far more ornamental.
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, Full Shade
10'-25' / 3.0m - 7.6m
Russia/Siberia, Eastern Asia, China, Japan, Korea
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Pink, Light Blue, Turquoise, Violet
Green, Dark Green
Red, Dark Green
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