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Cissus striata

Miniature grape ivy

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height5m to 11m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Cissus striata (Miniature grape ivy). A slender climber from South Brazil. Obovate, 3-5 palmate leaves are glossy mid green and to 5.5cm. Cymes of green flowers appear in early summer followed by small glossy black fruit. Can reach a height of 11m.

Also known as Vitis striata and Ampelopsis sempervirens.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Vine

Other common names

Ivy of Paraguay

Origin

S.Brazil to Chile

Interest and use

Grown for their attractive foliage. Very attractive to bees.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Needs tying to supports. Thin out crowded stems in spring. They are half hardy to frost tender, min 7-18C. Make sure you provide them with fertile well drained soil with semi-shade in the summer. You will need to water regularly, and less in the cold weather.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, powdery mildew and red spider mites.

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