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Summer Grape Vitis aestivalis

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Vitis
    Species:
    aestivalis
    Family:
    Vitaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Northern Africa
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds, mammals, and insects enjoy the fruits as a food source. Pollinators enjoy the nectar from the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Edible fruit
    Wildlife Food Source
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • 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 Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    In North Carolina, the fruits are available from September to October. The fruits are dark purple to black.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    In North Carolina, flowers are available from May to June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds