Chardonnay Grape

Vitis vinifera 'Chardonnay'

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.
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Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreConsidered 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.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing vine to 10 to 20 ft. each year.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous spring blooms, followed by summer fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Fall Color, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsFig (Ficus); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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