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Vitis 'Brant'

Ornamental vine

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Fruit



Skill level


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Plant details

A dual-purpose vine, this variety has both decorative foliage and edible grapes. The small fresh-green leaves are freely produced on vigorous stems during the summer, when small clusters of green grapes can be seen developing. The fruit ripens to black in autumn and, birds permitting, remains on the plant well into autumn to coincide with the arrival of rich red and orange foliage tints. The grapes are small and sweet, but full of pips although they can be eaten as a curiosity, they look best left on the vines. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Vitaceae

Genus: Vitis

Cultivar: Brant

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 700cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to take cuttings: January to April

Flowering period: June to July

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