Vitis californica

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Vitis californica
Vitis californica

Species Name: Vitis californica
Common Name: California Wild Grape

Great for arbor or fence. Wonderful dense cover for wildlife. Likes water but very drought tolerant once established. Edible purple fruit ripens in late summer. Caution: Fruit is toxic to dogs.

Plant Family: Vitaceae
Plant Type: Vine
Height by Width: to 40' long
Growth Habit: Climbing vine
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellowish
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwest, Foothills of the Cascade Range, Foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Central Valley, Central West, Eastern Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Streamsides, springs, canyons below 3300'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.