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Sweet Mountain Grape
Vitis monticola


Vitis monticola is endemic to the Edwards Plateau, growing on poor, calcareous soils. This slender climber has a number of ornamental qualities: the airy-appearing leaves turn from pale red to bright green and always appear healthy. The 1/4 to 1/2-inch diameter grapes, in clusters of 15 to 50, are somewhat tart-sweet and not very juicy. Sweet mountain grape has been used as root stock for planting in dry climates and very limy soils.

Plant Habit or Use: vine

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color:

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: black (rarely red or pinkish) berry

Height: 30 to 40 feet


Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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