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Ampelopsis aconitifolia

Monkshood Vine

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height10m to 12m
  • Spread2.7m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Ampelopsis aconitifolia (Monkshood Vine). This species is a vigorous climber. The leaves are 3 or 5 palmate, velvety, dark green, about 12cm long and they have lance-shaped deeply lobed, lacey leaflets, resembling Aconite. The flowers are axillary cymes of small green blooms and they are followed by round bluish fruit which turn orange.

This may also be known as Vitis aconitifolia.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Climber

Origin

Mongolia, N. China

Interest and use

Foliage interest, ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Frost or fully hardy. Grow in any soil in a sheltered position in sun or in partial shade. Needs plenty of room as plants grow quickly and can cover a large area.

Propagation

Propagate by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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