crimson glory vine
The common name of this climber tells it all, for it is indeed glorious when clothed in its large crimson autumnal garb. Its leaves are very large, often to a foot across, and heart-shaped in outline. Its veins are impressed into the upper surface, and its leaves are brown-felty beneath. Plant it on a trellis, against a fence or into a strong tree - wherever drama is required.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: red, gold, silver
Great Color Partners: dark green, chartreuse
Culture NotesThis lovely grape prefers a location with full sun to light or open shade. It prefers well-drained soil, but will tolerate sand or clay if the drainage is adequate. Once established it only needs occasional watering during dry weather. Provide ample room for this large vine to mature. No pruning is necessary, but it can be pruned in winter to control its growth. Hard pruning will result in robust growth and larger than typical foliage.
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Plant Type: spreading vine
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: occasional watering