This plant is restricted for shipment to ID, WA or Canada.
Latin: Vitis riparia
Other common names: fox grape, northern fox grape, plum grape, northern muscadine, swamp grape, wild vine, riverbank grape, frost grape.
Mature Height: Wild grape is a high climbing, woody vine that grows up to 60′ to 100 long in it’s natural setting. Fast growth rate.
Soil / Climate: Wild grape will grow well in shady areas, but for maximum fruit yields, prefers sun. Wild grape is quite hardy, though intermittent frosts can reduce fruit yields.
Notes: Leaves are heart shaped and 2 to 9 inches long. Fruit is dark blue to black in color, and 5/16 to 1/2 inch in diameter.
Wildlife: A wide range of birds rely upon wild grape for nesting and cover, and even more utilize its fruit for food throughout the fall months.Grapes ripen from July through September and are a favorite source of food for white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse,raccoon, skunk, squirrel and opossum. Various birds as cardinals, robins, cedar waxwings and mockingbirds will help disperse the seeds by consuming the fruit.