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Roger's Red Grape
Vitis 'Roger's Red'
  
About Roger's Red Grape (Vitis 'Roger's Red') 22 Nurseries Carry This Plant The 'Roger's Red' hybrid California wild grape is a deciduous vine, making it a favorite for covering arbors, walls, or fences. In summer it will provide handsome shade and in winter when the leaves have dropped it will allow the sunlight in. If not given something to climb over, it will become a mounding, spreading groundcover. It is prized for its flaming red foliage in fall, but equally desirable for attracting pollinators when it flowers in spring and birds and wildlife, which feast on the prolific bunches of small red grapes in the late summer. The grapes are tasty but seedy. This vigorous grower requires only moderate additional watering and can put 3'-6' of growth on per year. It is best pruned and shaped during the winter before the appearance of spring leaves. This grape is said to have higher than average resistance to Pierce's Disease. It was originally selected by Roger Raiche from along the Russian River, and has now been confirmed as a hybrid between the native Vitis californica and the European Vitis vinifera. Tolerates almost any soil type. Prefers sun in coastal sites, and sun or part shade in inland sites. A hybrid selected for the garden.
Thanks to Moosa Creek Nursery and the Theordore Payne Foundation for sharing information about this plant
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Vine

Size
Size
20 - 40 ft tall
20 - 40 ft wide

Form
Form
Climbing

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter-deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
15

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a wide variety of soils

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens

Site Characteristics
Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Vitis californica 'Roger's Red'
Common Names: Roger's Red California Wild Grape


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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