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Species Name: Vitis californica
Common Name: California Wild Grape
- Great for arbor or fence. Wonderful dense cover for wildlife. Likes water but very drought tolerant once established. Edible purple fruit ripens in late summer. Caution: Fruit is toxic to dogs.
- Plant Family: Vitaceae
- Plant Type: Vine
- Height by Width: to 40' long
- Growth Habit: Climbing vine
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
- Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Yellowish
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Northwest, Foothills of the Cascade Range, Foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Central Valley, Central West, Eastern Sierra Nevada
- Natural Habitat: Streamsides, springs, canyons below 3300'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.