Vitis californica 'Rogers Red'
A hybrid between the native Vitis californica and the European wine grape, Vitis vinifera selected by Roger Raiche. A ground cover or vine with small tasty fruit that can grow up to 30 feet. It has green white 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.
An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area. For more recommendations visit our Easiest California Native Plants to grow in your garden guide.
- Plant in full sun to part shade
- Drought tolerant once established
- Hardy up to 15 degrees
- California Native