Ampelopsis arborea (L.) Koehne
Ampelopsis arborea is a climber.
Ampelopsis arborea was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Bernhard Adalbert Emil Koehne, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1893.
The comparatively fast-growing and short-lived climbers produce multiple stems and reach heights of 9 to 12 metres. They spread rapidly, the main growing season is in summer.
Ampelopsis arborea is deciduous. The dark-green leaves are alternate.
Flowers and Fruits
Ampelopsis arborea produces cymes of green flowers from May to June.
The climbers produce only few black berries from spring to summer.
The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. They prefer sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 4 and 8. The plants need a soil depth of at least 15 centimetres for good growth. They need a frost-free period of at least 16 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: soil salinity
- low: anaerobic soil, calcareous soil
- medium: drought
The recommended planting distance is 1,2 to 1,8 metres.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing or by ripe cuttings.
Pests and Diseases
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