Marmoreal leaves, intense pink stems and porcelain multicoloured fruit that adorn this vine make Elegans one of the most original and interesting creepers. This porcelain berry cultivar (Ampelopsis glandulosa var. brevipedunculata 'Elegans') comes from Japan and is great for planting in small ...
Variegated Porcelain Berry Elegans 2L
Ampelopsis glandulosa Elegans
Marmoreal leaves, intense pink stems and porcelain multicoloured fruit that adorn this vine make Elegans one of the most original and interesting creepers. This porcelain berry cultivar (Ampelopsis glandulosa var. brevipedunculata 'Elegans') comes from Japan and is great for planting in small gardens where there is not enough space for larger plants.
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General description: The Elegans variegated porcelain berry is ideal for planting in small home gardens where space is scarce. It climbs by means of its tendrils, so it is best planted near openwork support, which can be placed in flowerbeds or in larger containers used for decorating balconies and terraces. The vine grows about 0.5-1 m annually, reaching a height of 2-3 m.
Flowers: Elegans flowers are small, greenish, and grow in corymbose inflorescences.
Blooming: This vine blooms from July until October.
Leaves: Elegans has lobed, dark green leaves heavily mottled with white and pink. They take on a yellow hue in autumn.
Fruit: The spotted, porcelain-coloured fruit change colour as they ripen. At first they are bluish-white, then purple, then turquoise. They ripen in late September or early October and remain on the vine until December, making it extremely decorative.
Cultivation requirements: This vine prefers sunny locations but does not like hot places. It tolerates semi-shade well. Elegans grows best in slightly moist, permeable garden soils. Seedlings should be planted a metre apart.
Care: This porcelain berry is undemanding soil-wise. It grows well in most average garden substrates, as long as they are moderately moist and permeable. It prefers warm, sheltered, sunny to semi-shaded positions. It has good frost hardiness, although in the east of the Poland it can sometimes freeze (in hardiness zone 6a). Pruning can be done as desired, depending on individual needs, but as the vine grows relatively slowly, it’s rarely pruned.
Overwintering: The porcelain berry vine is not fully frost resistant, so in autumn a mound of earth should be piled around the base and covered with conifer twigs, reeds, bark or straw.
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