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Vitis Vinifera 'Purpurea' (Purple Leaved Grape Vine)

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Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea' (purple leaved grape vine)

Vitis Vinifera 'Purpurea' (Purple Leaved Grape Vine)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: small, scented, light-green flowers
Hardiness: fully hardy
Deciduous, woody climber with three to five-lobed leaves that are grey-hairy at first, turning plum-purple before becoming dark purple in autumn. Small, unpalatable purple grapes are also produced in autumn. This ornamental vine is cultivated mainly for its stunning leaf colour and is ideal for covering a fence or wall.Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Prune in mid-winter, cutting back to fit the available space, and again in mid-summer if necessary.

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