Vitis vinifera 'Chardonnay'Item #6752 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
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Possibly the most popular of all white wine grapes. Abundant clusters of small yellow-green grapes ripen in fall. With its vigorous twining, trailing habit, this vine is useful as a screen on arbors, or trailing along fences. Tolerant of urban pollution. Deciduous.
- DetailPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:5 - 11, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing vine to 10 to 20 ft. each year.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous spring flowers followed by summer fruit.Flower color:GreenGarden styleMediterraneanCompanion PlantsFig (Ficus); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and less frequently. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Believed to have originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, Chardonnay is now one of the most widely planted grape varieties.Lore:Considered by many to be the most popular of all white wine Grapes, Chardonnay is prized for making premium still and sparkling wines around the world, including Champagne.