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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii has some common insect problems:
Japanese Beetle

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
am-pel-OP-sis
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

The leaves on this vigorous, deciduous vine are deeply lobed, 3 to 5 lobes. It can be grown as climbing with few tendrils, trailing, or as an erect shrub.  It can also serve as a groundcover when no support is provided.

It can be found growing in a forest or natural area, as a native vine in open woods  It can be weedy in disturbed areas such as a landscape, or as a cultivated ornamental vine.

The flowers and berries are at their best when grown in full sun.  This plant flowers on new growth.  In order to control growth, cut to the ground in late winter.  

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Japanese beetles may damage the foliage.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Elegans'
    Verigated leaves
'Elegans'
Tags:
#invasive#poisonous#wildlife plant#deciduous shrub#woody vine#groundcover#deciduous vine#bird friendly#vine
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Elegans'
    Verigated leaves
'Elegans'
Tags:
#invasive#poisonous#wildlife plant#deciduous shrub#woody vine#groundcover#deciduous vine#bird friendly#vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ampelopsis
    Species:
    brevipedunculata
    Family:
    Vitaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia, USA
    Distribution:
    NC Cultivated
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds eat the berries.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Edibility:
    non-edible
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 16 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Tendrils
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Showy clusters of dry or slightly fleshy black, bluish or greenish berries.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Attractive deeply lobed dark green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits