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Ampelopsis megalophylla

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am-pel-OP-sis meg-a-low-fi-lah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Pepper vine is a deciduous Woody Vine. It has hairless stems and bluish-green young leaves that become yellow-orange to red in the fall.  It is typically grown for its foliage on a trellis or along a wall. 

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

It is toxic if ingested. 

 

 

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#poisonous#deciduous shrub#climbing#tendrils#climbing vines#ornamental vine#groundcover#deciduous vine
 
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#poisonous#deciduous shrub#climbing#tendrils#climbing vines#ornamental vine#groundcover#deciduous vine
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ampelopsis
    Species:
    megalophylla
    Family:
    Vitaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds eat the berries.
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Screening
    Wildlife Food Source
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Edibility:
    non-edible
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    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 pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    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:
    Black
    Blue
    Green
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    The berries are dry or slightly fleshy, bluish, or greenish dark purple. The berries turn black in the fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Small greenish-white flowers in late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblong
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Its leaves are the largest of any hardy vine.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    A hairless stemmed plant that may be multistemmed.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Poor Soil
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    The berries may cause an upset stomach.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits