Porcelainberry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata)

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Perennial vine; grows up to 20 ft. high. Introduced from Asia as an ornamental and for screening.

  • Leaves highly variable in shape but most are similar to those of grape.
  • Fruit are small and grow in clusters; color ranges from yellow to green, turning to light blue.
  • Its small green flowers are inconspicuous.
  • Like grapes, stems have tendrils.
The Problem:
Often overlooked due to its similarity to grape. Out-competes grape species, an important wildlife food, and other native plants. Weight of vine makes underlying plants more susceptible to wind and ice damage. Fruit dispersed long distances by water and birds. Very difficult to eradicate!