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Crimson Glory Vine

The Crimson Glory vine has leaves that resemble those of a grapevine and is often used for high greening because of its luxuriant growth and splendid autumn colouring. It is also suitable for pergola greening, foliage-covered alleys, fences and others, as it is less susceptible to mildew when the leaves are well aired. For facades that will be often be seen from a close distance, a creeper may be more suitable, because of its healthier leaves. The grape-free Wild Vine is a better alternative if the presence of berries may attract birds or wasps.

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Crimson Glory Vine. Latin: Vitis Coignetiae

Vitis coignetiae, autumn colors

Needs / Price

Position in full sun or semi-shade. The reds of the leaves are brighter in full sun. Distance between two plants: 3 to 6 meters. >>> Price

Characteristics and Pruning

Tendril climber originally from Japan, Korea and Sakhalin (Russia), introduced in Europe in the 1900s. Strong growth with an annual shoot growth of 2 - 5 meters and hanging growth, with a height up to 15 m and more. Large leaves, foliage from May to October. Magnificent and long-lasting purple-red autumn colouring. Inconspicuous flowers, inedible fruits. Summer and winter pruning only as needed to slow down growth and prevent scrub. The Crimson Glory Vine is sometimes susceptible to powdery mildew, mainly on walls and facades where it is insufficiently aired.

Trellises on facades

Large-meshed trellises made of wire rope to bind the trunks and larger shoots to the facade. The trunk and branches should be trained the same way a grapevine would be trained. Choose a trellis in the Simple range for pergolas, or in the Medium or Heavy / Massive trellis kits for facades and walls.

Suitable wire rope trellises?

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Yound Japanese ornamental vine (Crimson Glory) and other vines
Crimson Glory Vine with a trellis on a buildings facade

Examples of Crimson Glory Vines in building greening:

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Vitis coignetiae grows quickly and is not adapted for small trellises - it will overtake them in no time...
Greened wall with vitis coignetiae
Crimson Glory Vine on a wooden trellis in a small baroque garden - House of the court gardener in Dresden, Saxony
Wall greening with the fast growing wild vine Vitis Coignetiae
Facade greening with Vitis coignetiae growing on steel cables
Balcony greening with vines growing up from the garden
Crimson Glory Vine growing next to the stairs
Industrial building with Vitis coignetiae on growing nets, building of the St. Benno publisher in Leipzig, Saxony
Crimson Glory Vine - the leaves develop their red color at the end of August
VItis coignetiae and its red leaves, with Virginia Creeper and Ivy (green)
House greening with vitis coignetiae on vertical steel cables in autumn
Vitis coignetia berries

Suitable wire rope trellises for a Crimson Glory Vine

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