Vitis vinifera 'Merlot'Item #6753 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
A popular table and wine grape, yielding abundant clusters of large burgundy-purple fruit in fall. Bright green foliage turns deep yellow in fall. Self pollinating; does not require another plant nearby to set fruit. This vigorous, twining vine works well as a screen for arbors or trailing along fences.
- DetailPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:4 - 11, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Vigorous grower, 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 InformationBest in deep, loamy, well-drained soils but quite adaptable. Shelter from harsh winter winds. Follow a regular watering schedule during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently when established; supplement in extreme heat. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide a trellis or arbor as support.Pruning time: annually to control size - winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat.