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Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak' (Crimson climber)

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Maintenance level
3 hours care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity
Toxic - Contact may irritate the skin.

Botanical name: Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'

Other names: Crimson climber

Genus: Vitis

Variety or Cultivar: 'Claret Cloak' _ 'Claret Cloak' is an ornamental woody, climbing vine with large, rounded, leaves that are purple when new, aging to green when mature. In autumn they turn bright red-orange.

Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak' is: Deciduous

Flower: Green in Summer

Foliage: Purple in Spring; Green in Summer; Red, Orange, Dark-crimson in Autumn

Fragrance: Flowers are slightly fragrant.

Habit: Climbing, Twining

Toxicity: Contact may irritate the skin.

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Specific pests: Brown scale , Glasshouse red spider mite

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Shorten young shoots in summer to keep vigorous growth in check. Needs netting or support to grow up.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Layering. REGISTER to

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Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak' (Crimson climber) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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