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Merlot Grape

Vitis vinifera 'Merlot'

SKU
06753
A popular table and wine grape that yields abundant clusters of large burgundy-purple fruit in the fall. Bright green foliage turns deep yellow as cool autumn temperatures arrive. 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. Deciduous.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationVee-tiss vih-NIFF-er-ah
Average Size at MaturityFast growing vine; grows 10 to 20 ft. each year.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous spring blooms, followed by fall fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable
Growth HabitTrailing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsFig (Ficus); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)

Easily grown in deep, loamy, humus-rich, well-drained soil, but quite adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with an organic fertilizer from spring to midsummer. Provide sturdy trellis or arbor support. Prune annually to control size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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