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James H. Schutte
Amur Peppervine, Porcelain Vine
This vigorous, deciduous woody vine is 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. 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. It also self-sows prolifically. Grow it upon a sturdy post, fence or trellis. The cultivar 'Elegans' is not as hardy or vigorous and has dark green leaves with white and pink blotches.
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, China, Japan, Korea
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Pink, Light Blue, Turquoise
Green, Dark Green
Red, Dark Green
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