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Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak' (Crimson climber)

Intermediate
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
12m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'

Other names

Crimson climber

Genus

Vitis 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

Fragrance

Flowers are slightly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Toxicity

Contact may irritate the skin.

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Brown scale , Glasshouse red spider mite Brown scale , Glasshouse red spider mite

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Shorten young shoots in summer to keep vigorous growth in check. Needs netting or support to grow up.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Vitis coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'

Other names

Crimson climber

Genus

Vitis 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are slightly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Toxicity

Contact may irritate the skin.


Colour

Flower

Green in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

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.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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