Vitis riparia
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 33-50 feet; 10-15 metres Spread: 26-33 feet; 8-10 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Moist to dry Wildlife: Fruit is an important food source for many game- and song birds. Several mammals consume the fruit. Bloom Colour: Yellowish-Green Tolerates: Black walnut Culture: Easily grown in full sun to light shade, and moist to slightly dry conditions. This plant is not particular about soil type or texture. Can smother and kill shrubs and small trees. Noteworthy Characteristics: This climbing multi-stemmed vine produces fragrant flowers becoming small green berries in the summer months and aging into variously coloured fruits of black, purple and amber. The grapes are edible but very sour. Good autumn colour, creating swags of green and burgundy. Garden Uses: Hedge, screen; naturalizing