Porcelain Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Porcelain Vine
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

Fruit of Porcelain Vine
Fruit of Porcelain Vine
Interesting lobed foliage, small pea sized fruit of varying colors (medium blue, bright blue and purple.) 
Full sun for best fruit production. Dought tolerant. Avoid wet soils. This vine flowers and fruits on new growth, so the entire vine can be cut down at the end of the season. 
  • 'Elegans' has variegated foliage and is less vigorous in its growth.
Mature Height
20 Feet (This is a fairly vigorous vine.)
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
Bloom Season
July - August
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Method of Attachment
Foliage Color
Fall Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Herbicide Injury

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Japanese beetles can be serious on this plant. Porcelain vines self seeds and can become weedy.
Additional Notes

This vine is woody and deciduous.


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