I think it is important for you to more clearly explain to people what 'invasive' means and guide them not to plant such plants - since they are so bad for the environment. Example: porcelain berry. Your listing for this vine does recommend in small print at the bottom to check with whoever to see if it is invasive.... I think a giant flag at the top of the page would be more attention getting Thanks.
We answer questions from around the country and not all plants that are invasive in one zone, are invasive in another.
We encourage gardeners to check with their local County Extension for a list of invasive plants to your region.
Hello,we bought our visitors from a local nursery. They have been growing great and this will be it's 4th yr they made it up and over our pergola to thealso budding on the existing vine .However this yeart not a single bud, but lots of growth from the bottom. Disappointed because we were happy this year they finally would have covered the top to give us the shade we have been waiting for.No disease on it, but am very curious why all of a sudden all the vines have no info would be much appreciated. Thanks so much,,,,,tracy
It is likely that the soil needs fertilization, although this is uncommon with the plant. You can take samples to your local agricultural center to have samples taken. They will be able to tell you what you lack in your soil. This article will help you on the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/porcelain-vine/growing-porcelain-berry-vine.htm
It's just crazy irresponsible to signal to people that it's ok to plant terrible invasives like porcelain berry. Saying 'it can be agressive' is insufficient.
Every plant has the capacity to become invasive given the right conditions. To be fair to everyone that visits our site, we must include information to grow plants that may be invasive in some areas, but will barely grow in others.
Those that can't grow the plant will need extra information to get them to grow in certain areas, and excluding that information would be unfair.
It is up to each individual to have self accountability- to be a responsible gardener making sure that any plant that is planted will not harm the area, make sure that it is not invasive in the area, and do all diligent research on the plant before planting.
This vine is partly spread by birds eating the fruit and spreading the seeds everywhere. There is no way a gardener can prevent this. Cultivating this vine is irresponsible and frankly, should be illegal. It is over running the local woodlands where we live on the Delaware/PA border. My HOA spends thousands of dollars per year to control it.
The article below does caution against growing the vigorous vine without checking first with the local extension about its invasiveness. It also says there is a cultivar that is not so invasive.
We appreciate your input and taking the time to write.
Should I expect it to recover, maybe next season?
You can cut it back almost to the ground and it should grow back. Keep it well watered till it is re-established.
Here are growing tips:
Seriously, it's an invasive plant in most of the U.S. and beginning to be banned in many states. In Virginia it's illegal to sell it. it will take over an entire garden in a couple of years and choke out all of the native plants. Please take down your endorsement. win whitehurst, Central Virginia gardener
This site offers information about all plants and their growing conditions. In the article about porcelain vine, its aggressive nature is noted at the end and how it can displace native plants. It also suggests contacting the local extension agent regarding its invasive nature.
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata is extremely hard to grow and hard to keep alive in north central Colorado. I am trying to get berries from my vine so I can plant vines along a fence. But only five or six berries reach maturity. The rest just fall off. No birds, bugs, etc. A berry is on the vine at nightfall, gone the next morning. I know how to keep the vine alive and producing blooms. We have an army of wasps who do the germinating but they are gone by sundown, I need ideas, please! (These vines grew like weeds in Nebraska.) glenn Loveland CO
Yes, unfortunately, you are at the very edge of what they can survive. The, utmost, perfect care will be required to get them to grow well in your area. This includes extra mulching!