|Vitis amurensis - Amur grape|
Vitis amurensis common name is the Amur grape. It is a species of grape native to the Asian continent. It is a green deciduous tree. In fall it becomes yellow color. It grows 20-25 m(66-82 ft) in Tendrils capable of wrapping around things will entwine the branches of neighboring plants or anything else they can use for support and 15-18 m (50-60 ft) typically spread. The bark is dark, scaly and with vertical stripes on old shoots.
The leaves vary greatly in shape. They can be solid, three-or five-lobed, ovate or rounded, arched at the base. The size ranges from 9 to 25 cm with sharp edges and rounded-triangular serrate teeth. The surface of the leaves are glabrous above, densely covered with short bristles. In autumn the leaves turn bright colors - red, yellow, orange, brown. It blooms greenish-yellow flower in spring.
Most of other grapes it is also widely plant for fruits. They can be eaten raw when ripe. The fruits are mainly use for producing refreshing dink. But Amur Grape plant is looking very attractive so people also very much like to plant it in their garden as an ornamental plant. It is most common in the valleys of rivers and streams, in clearings, forest edges, forests, the lower and middle slopes of mountains, where they climb to trees and spread along the ground. Most grapes species are found in much warmer climates. Only the Amur grape can tolerate winter temperatures down to - 45 °C, and the root zone of the soil to -16 °C.