Ampelopsis arborea (Peppervine)

Ampelopsis arborea, also known as Peppervine, is a woody vine native to the United States. It belongs to the Vitaceae family and has the synonym Ampelepsis bipinnata.

Peppervine can be found in a number of states including Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico. It is a popular ornamental plant due to its attractive foliage and fruit.

Ampelopsis arborea Information

Common NamesPeppervine, Virginia creeper
SynonymsAmpelepsis bipinnata
Native to USAAL, AR, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NM, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, + PR
Size10 to 30 feet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ampelopsis arborea edible?

Ampelopsis arborea, also known as Virginia creeper, is not considered edible for humans. It can cause allergic reactions in some individuals and may be toxic if ingested. It is important to be cautious when consuming any plant and to properly identify it before consuming it.