Amur grape (Vitis amurensis) is a climbing vine that grows to a maximum size of about 50 feet under full sun or partial shade. It leafs out in spring on reddish stems and green leaves which turns to red and purple in the fall. It flowers in late spring or early summer, and it produces black fruit that attracts birds. The fruit is very sweet and can be used for preserves; it ripens to blue-black in early and mid-fall when the foliage turns shades of crimson and purple. It thrives in dry to moist soils. The plant is most useful in a border.
March - April, May - June