Crimson glory vine is an ornamental grape grown for its excellent fall color. The fruit produced are not edible. This plant may be difficult to find in nurseries.
All Common Names:
Tree or Plant Type:
- Shade tree,
- Large plant (more than 24 inches)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 5 (Chicago),
- Zone 6,
- Zone 7
- Moist, well-drained soil
Season of Interest:
- Early fall,
- Mid fall
Flower Color & Fragrance:
Shape or Form:
Size and Method of Climbing
Crimson glory vine is vigorous and can grow up to 20 feet long. It climbs by tendrils. Vines with tendrils climb by twisting those tendrils around a support. This type of vine grows well on trellises, arbors, wires or chain-link fences.
Grow in full sun for the best fall color. This vine will also grow in partial shade. Moist, well-drained soils.
Since the plant is a vigorous grower it can be pruned heavily each year.
Disease, pests, and problems
Powdery mildew and Japanese beetles can be a problem.
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Tolerant of black walnut toxicity.
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to Japan and Korea.
The simple, alternate leaves are large, often up to 10 inches long and wide. Leaves are three to five lobe and resemble grape leaves.
Fall color is excellent, various shades of red. This is the main ornamental feature of the plant.
Clusters of small, green flowers are not ornamentally important.
The fruit are small and purple-black in color, similar to wild grapes, but NOT edible.