From Asia. Rampant woody vine climbs 20–30 ft. by stem tendrils. Large, handsome, three-lobed, 2 1/2–5-in.-wide leaves. In warm climates, leaves turn red and most drop in fall; more leaves come out, redden, and drop all winter. Many clusters of small, grapelike berries turn from greenish ivory to brilliant metallic blue in late summer and fall; attracts birds. Needs strong support: superb on concrete and rock walls or on sturdy arbors. Thin out and shorten stems each winter; dig out suckers. You can cut the vine to the ground and still get berries, since it blooms and fruits on new growth.
Trailing, thorny canes can grow 10 ft. in a season, but are commonly controlled by pruning and trellis...
This variety of rue is dense and compact, with a fine gray-blue color.
Bred by Judge Logan, a Scot transplanted to California, in the late 1800’s. Probably a hybrid of...