Photo courtesy of A. Barra
Grown for it's beautifully variegated foliage and it's richly
colored porcelain like berries, Ampelopsis 'Elegans', or Porcelain
Berry is one example of an extremely attractive vine where the
flowers are not the showcase. The new growth of the vine is pink
and is a striking contrast against the creamy white and green
leaves. Later in the season, small green flowers give way to blue
berries that turn shades of turquoise, lilac and purple. Porcelain
Berry will produce the most "fruit" in full sun, but with just a
little shade will produce even more spectacular foliage.
||Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 'Elegans'
||Variegated Porcelain Berry Vine
||Deciduous Tendril Climbing Vine
||Full Sun to Part Shade
||Slow to Medium
||Up to 20'
||5 to 10'
||Mid to Late Summer
||Prune as needed when dormant to
control growth and density. Flowers and fruit appear on new
Photo courtesy of Josconklin