Porcelain Berry, Amur Peppervine Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

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Botanical Name:

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

Family:

Vitaceae

Genus:

Ampelopsis

Species:

brevipedunculata

Common Name:

Porcelain Berry, Amur Peppervine

Height:
50-70 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
Comments:
Very vigorous; grown for its beautiful bright blue berries in fall; can be whacked to the ground in spring--will fruit on new growth; native to Korea

A decidious Climber growing to 20 m (65ft 7in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.

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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ( syn. Vitis heterophylla Thunb. ), the porcelain berry , is an ornamental plant , native to temperate areas of Asia . It is generally similar to, and potentially confused with, grape species (genus Vitis ) and other Ampelopsis species.