Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 'Elegans'

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’

Ampelopsis

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 'Elegans'
  • Common name: Ampelopsis
  • Family: Vitaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’ is a modest growing climber that deserves to be much better known. It bears striking pink, cream and green variegated leaves which resemble those of a small hop or vine, and contrast well with the pink tendrils by which the plant attaches itself to a trellis or a similar support. After a hot summer, small gem-like turquoise fruits appear.

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Grow Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade, trained on a trellis or over an arch with one or two hybrid clematis. Hardy and frost tender, this plant tolerates most soils, even naturally poor soil, but must be kept moist. It can grow in semi-shade or no-shade areas. Since the stems die down to ground level each winter, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’ stays compact without the need for pruning. However, it’s a good idea to cut old stems back to the ground in late autumn when they die back naturally.

How to grow Ampelopsis 'Elegans'

  • Plant size

    4m height

    5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Ampelopsis 'Elegans' and wildlife

Ampelopsis 'Elegans' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Ampelopsis 'Elegans' poisonous?

Ampelopsis 'Elegans' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People