Vitis vinifera 'Merlot'Item #6753 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing vine; grows 10 to 20 ft. each year.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:Vee-tiss vih-NIFF-er-ahPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:4 - 11, 14 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing vine; grows 10 to 20 ft. each year.Special features:Bird Friendly, Edible, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous spring blooms, followed by fall fruit.Flower color:GreenCompanion PlantsFig (Ficus); Raspberry (Rubus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in deep, loamy, humus-rich, well-drained soil, but quite adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an organic fertilizer from spring to midsummer. Provide trellis or arbor support. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: annually to control size - winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.