Ampelops is arborea is a evergreen Climber found in areas such as Southern N. America - Florida to Texas and north to Illino is and Oklahoma. A member of the Vitaceae family, Ampelops is arborea (L.)Koehne is also known by its common name of Pepper Vine. The Climber can grow to a height of 10 meters and up to meters wide. The preferred habitat of Swampy woods[43]. Rich moist soils[235]. Stream bottoms, fence posts and disturbed areas in Texas[274]., with M soil and SN moisture levels. .

Pepper Vine is a zone 7 hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Pepper Vine is 0(Binary/Image)

Ampelops is arborea is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 7 - 8.

The plant has an edibility rating of 2Fruit - raw or cooked. A poor taste[177]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter and contains 3 seeds[200, 235]. It is carried in small bunches on the plant, rather like grapes[K]. The flesh is thin and inedible[235].

Cultivation tips: Prefers a deep rich loam in a warm sheltered position in sun or semi-shade[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], when dormant it is quite hardy in Britain, but is better grown on a wall[11]. The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun[K]. It rarely flowers or fruits in this country except after a long hot summer[11, 182, 200]. Plants are deciduous in cold
winters[219]. Plants climb by means of coiling tendrils but large plants often need tying in to support the weight of foliage[200]. Any pruning is best carried out in the winter[219].

. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - sow in pots in a cold frame in the autumn or stratify for 6 weeks at 5°c and sow in the spring[200]. Germination can be quite slow, sometimes taking more than a year. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. When they are more than 20 centimeters tall, they can be planted out into their permanent positions, preferably in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10 centimeters long, July/August in a frame[78]. Cuttings or eyes in late autumn or winter. Either place them in the ground in a greenhouse or cold frame, or put them in pots. An eye cutting is where you have just one bud at the top and a short length of stem with a small part of the bark removed. These normally root well and grow away vigorously, being ready to plant into their permanent positions the following autumn. Layering into pots in late summer. Partially sever the stem in spring and then lift the new plants in the autumn[78].

Fruit - raw or cooked. A poor taste[177]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter and contains 3 seeds[200, 235]. It is carried in small bunches on the plant, rather like grapes[K]. The flesh is thin and inedible[235].