Ampelopsis cordata Michx.
Ampelopsis cordata is a climber.
Ampelopsis cordata was described by AndrÃ© Michaux in 1803. The name is considered as validly published.
The comparatively short-lived climbers produce a single stem and reach heights of 3,6 to 1 metres. The main growing season is in spring and summer.
Ampelopsis cordata is deciduous. The dark-green leaves are alternate.
Flowers and Fruits
Ampelopsis cordata produces cymes of showy green flowers from May to June.
The climbers produce 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 5,2 and 7,4. The plants need a soil depth of at least 30 centimetres for good growth. They need a frost-free period of at least 21 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: soil salinity
- low: anaerobic soil, drought
- medium: calcareous soil
The recommended planting distance is 1,1 to 1,8 metres.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing or by cuttings.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.