Vitis californica (California wild grape)
A fast and easy to grow ground cover or vine with small tasty fruit that can grow up to 40 feet. It has green and yellow flowers that bloom in the spring.
The best time to prune is in the winter. You should prune back hard in the winter. It is not recommended to allow the vine to grow through lattice or chain link fences because the stems will be strangled or break by the small openings. These grapes are susceptible to Pierce’s disease, the bacteria Xylella fastidosa clogs the vascular tissue. Your plant will wilt and die back with foaming cankers, unfortunately there isn’t a cure for this.
- Plant in full sun to part shade
- Water once a week once established
- Attracts birds and butterflies
- Hardy up to 25 degrees
- California Native