Variegated Porcelain Berry Vine ’Elegans’ (Ampelopsis glandulosa)
Commonly called porcelain vine, is a vigorous, woody, deciduous climbing vine which is somewhat similar in habit to wild grape vines and will typically grow to a height of 4-6m.
Elegans has three-lobed leaves that are variegated with white. The leaves are white-shiny underneath with a margin while young leaves show a pinkish tinge in the spring.
Greenish flowers appear in the leaf axils in July. The berry then grows pale lilac-blue fruits which mature to brighter and deeper shades of amethyst to porcelain blue.
Grow in any moist but well-drained, fertile soil. Best planted against a warm, sheltered, partially shaded wall.
This plant is completely hardy.
Is used as an ornamental plant in gardens.
Suitable for: fences, arbors, walls, trellises, porches or other structures. May also be grown without support along the ground to cover old stumps or rock piles.
Porcelain berry is still widely cultivated despite knowledge of its invasiveness.
Origin of Japan, China and Russia.
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