Vitis coignetiae Vitaceae
Crimson Glory Vine VI-tis kog-NET-e-a, VEE-tis kwun-YAY-tee-i
- Deciduous vine, vigorous, rapidly climbing to tree tops, young shoots brown tomentose, tendrils lacking at every third node. Leaves alternate, simple, rounded ovate, 10-25 cm wide, indistinctly 3-5 lobed, dentate margin, cordate at base, acute at apex, dark green and glabrous above, thickly tomentose below, in fall crimson and scarlet; petiole 5-15 cm long. Fruit 10 mm thick, black, scarcely edible.
- Sun or shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to Japan and Korea.
- coignetiae: after Mme. Coignet who collected seeds of it in its native Japan (Coombes, 1985).
- Oregon State Univ. campus: west wall Richardson Hall.