Ampelopsis cordata

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Ampelopsis cordata Michx.

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 cordata is a climber.

Naming

Ampelopsis cordata was described by André Michaux in 1803. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ampelopsis cordata 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 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.

Leaves

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.

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 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

Uses

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

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing or by 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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