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Berchemia scandens/Rattan Vine

Berchemia scandens / Berchemia scandens
Winter berries
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Winter berries

Blue-black berries in winter

Close-up of clustered berries

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Scientific Name: Berchemia scandens
Common Name: Rattan Vine
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Blue, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This native vine is hardly ever seen out of its native, wild habitat. Fruit eaten by a number of bird and animal species. Good deer brouse. Vine is very strong and will grow over anything in its path. Difficult to eradicate once it get well established. Best suited for naturalistic sites where free growth can be tolerated.