Crimson glory vine, Vitis coignetiae

Vitis coignetiae

Crimson glory vine

  • Botanical name: Vitis coignetiae
  • Common name: Crimson glory vine
  • Family: Vitaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber
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Vitis coignetiae, the crimson glory vine, bears large rounded, dimpled leaves, which turn fiery shades of red, gold and orange in autumn. It’s perfect for covering a large structure such as a shed or garage, where it won’t need cutting back. It’s not suitable for growing on a small piece of trellis.


Grow Vitis coignetiae in fertile, well-drained, chalky soil and a sunny or semi-shaded site, with wire or netting to cling to. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Vitis coignetiae

  • Plant size

    15m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border


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

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

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Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not 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

Vitis coignetiae and wildlife

Vitis coignetiae has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Vitis coignetiae poisonous?

Vitis coignetiae 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

Plants that go well with Vitis coignetiae