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Vitis acerifolia - Raf.
                 
Common Name Bush Grape, Mapleleaf grape
Family Vitaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Ravines and sandy shores[43]. Stream bottoms and rocky slopes in Texas, usually scrambling over rocks and shrubs[274].
Range Southern N. America - Texas to Kansas and Colorado.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Vitis acerifolia Bush Grape, Mapleleaf grape


Vitis acerifolia Bush Grape, Mapleleaf grape
   
Physical Characteristics
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Vitis acerifolia is a deciduous Climber growing to 10 m (32ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit;  Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or dried for winter use. A sweet flavour[177]. The fruit is about 16mm in diameter[200]. Young leaves are wrapped around other foods and then baked, they impart a pleasant flavour. Young tendrils - raw or cooked.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Dye.

A yellow dye is obtained from the fresh or dried leaves[168].
Cultivation details
Prefers a deep rich moist well-drained moderately fertile loam[1, 200]. Grows best in a calcareous soil[200]. Succeeds in sun or partial shade though a warm sunny position is required for the fruit to ripen[200]. Plants climb by means of tendrils[182]. Any pruning should be carried out in winter when the plants are dormant, otherwise they bleed profusely[182, 200]. This species is closely related to V. rupestris[43]. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[K]. Six weeks cold stratification improves the germination rate, and so stored seed is best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is obtained. Germination should take place in the first spring, but sometimes takes another 12 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in early summer. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, December/January in a frame. These cuttings can be of wood 15 - 30cm long or they can be of short sections of the stem about 5cm long with just one bud at the top of the section. In this case a thin, narrow strip of the bark about 3cm long is removed from the bottom half of the side of the stem. This will encourage callusing and the formation of roots. Due to the size of these cuttings they need to be kept in a more protected environment than the longer cuttings. Layering.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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