Cissus hypoglauca – Native Grape

A vigorous woody large vine with attractive glossy palmate leaves, new growth is red coloured. It bears umbels of yellow flowers in spring and summer, followed by blue-black berries, which though edible, can sometimes have an astringent aftertaste. Birds and possums appreciate the seeds, and they can be used to make jam. Can be grown as an indoor plant, as well as used as a climber, but beware as growth can be rampant, especially in moist shady areas. Native to moist areas of eastern states of Australia. The other common name of water vine came from the ability of thick sections of trunk to drip water, which can be drunk.

Scientific Name:Cissus hypoglauca
Common Name:Native Grape
Other Common Names:Water Vine
Plant Type:Climber
Height:4 ~ 5 metres
Width:1 ~ 5 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Indoor, Container growing
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Features:Decorative fruit, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Mammals

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Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW


Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW


Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


Natives R Us – Traveston – Queensland 


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




The Native Shop – mail order


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