Ampelopsis arborea

pepper-vine

Vitaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 20-35 ft    Width: 10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      green,NA
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      purple,black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: For special uses only. This tall growing vine can hide unsightly objects in moist places and is useful to providing cover for wildlife and food for birds. When grown on a fence or arbor, new leaves can be bright red in color.
Considerations: Can get weedy.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Fruit is eaten by songbirds and small mammals. White-tailed deer browse the leaves and twigs.
Native Habitats: Moist sites. Hammocks, hummocks in wetlands, hummocks in riverine swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B