Don’s Expert Answers: Can ornamental grapevine be grown in a pot

Question From:
Janet in Henley Beach South, Adelaide South Australia

Nature of problem:
Can ornamental grapevine be grown in a pot

Type of Plant (if known):
Ornamental grapevine

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
Nu Earth potting mix

How often do you water the plant:

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Full sun

How long since you planted it:
3 weeks

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
No, no yet

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
Hi, we are wondering if this vine will thrive in a pot. We are wanting it to cover a 7x2m pergola (we have 2 plants in pots)
Or do they need to be planted in the ground?

Many thanks for your advice.

Hi Janet, No plant grown in a pot can grow over a pergola. They always need to be planted in the ground – no matter how far away the ground is. I hope this helps, Don.