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Vitis 'King of the North' (Grape Vine)

Grape 'King of the North', King of the North Grape


Cold-hardy, Vitis 'King of the North' is a Labrusca grape variety boasting large clusters of medium to small, dark blue berries in early fall. Juicy and tart, it is perfect for juice, jelly or eating fresh. A very vigorous deciduous shrub, 'King of the North' is self-pollinating, productive and highly disease resistant. This cultivar is a hybrid of 2 American species, Vitis labrusca and Vitis riparia. Easy to grow, Grape vines not only reward you with large crops of delicious fruits, they are also very decorative, providing a handsome leafy cover that clothes arbors, fences or trellises beautifully.

  • Grows up to 10-20 ft. tall and wide (300-600 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including sand or clay, but good drainage is essential. Best sited in a location sheltered from winter winds (preferably a sunny south-facing slope) and well removed from frost pockets. Needs good air circulation.
  • Grape vines require sturdy support for their twining stems such as pergolas, walls or fences. Perfect in cottage gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • May be affected by powdery mildew and botrytis

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Vitis - Grape Vines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Family Vitis - Grape Vines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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