Ampelopsis arborea

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Ampelopsis arborea (L.) Koehne

Vitaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: berry

134B / 229143 

Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Vitanae
Ordo:
Vitales

Ampelopsis arborea is a climber.

Naming

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.

Taxonomy

Ampelopsis arborea is a species in the genus Ampelopsis which contains approximately 40 to 58 species and belongs to the family of the Vitaceae (Grape Family).

Characteristics

Growth

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.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

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

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 1,2 to 1,8 metres.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing or by ripe cuttings.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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