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Wild Grape Gone Wild

Wild Wild Grape, Vitis californica

A Feral Wild Grape, Vitis californica

A friend of ours has a Wild Grape (Vitis californica) that is truly wild. It’s also entertaining in a “Don’t try this at home, kids!” kind of way, so it has managed to hold onto its spot in the garden. I’ve never planted one and gotta say I’m now a bit skeptical. Not for a small garden, anyways. The foliage is nice, but… 

Ceanothus Dark Star, Manzanita, and dormant Wild Grape

Ceanothus Dark Star, Manzanita, dormant Wild Grape

The planting looks quite nice when the grape is dormant.

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One Response to “Wild Grape Gone Wild”

  1. July 22nd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Town Mouse says:

    That’s really something. Meanwhile, I have a native grape I got 2 1/2 years ago and it’s really not doing much. To top it off, when I got it, the leaves were a dark plum, the following fall the leaves were an attractive gold. Can’t wait to see what it will be this year…