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Vitis riparia

Also called Riverbank Grape


More About Vitis riparia

  • Drooping panicles with small, five-petaled, yellowish-green flowers
  • Blooms have a sweet, musky fragrance
  • Small, green berries age to deep purple
  • Grapes are edible but very sour
  • Large, green, three-lobed, serrated leaves are 10 cm by 15 cm
  • Main stems have a shaggy, reddish-brown bark
  • Will climb up trees and fences by tendrils
  • Bloom Time: June
  • Flower Size: 12 cm
  • Ripens: Summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

2

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

8-10 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Frost Grape Growing and Maintenance Tips

Vitis riparia grows in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade. It grows from one central taproot and is often seen growing up hydro poles and on fences in dry ditches. 


Vitis riparia Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant
Deciduous
Berries

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Climbing
Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting
Woodland/woods edge
Screening (privacy)