Vines are grown for many reasons. They're a good way to use space in a small garden because they grow vertically and don't take up much room. They can be used in landscaping to hide ugly views or provide privacy. Vines with blue berries and red autumn leaves are chosen for their striking foliage.
Virginia creeper is a woody vine that grows in most parts of the United States. It strongly resembles poison ivy but usually has four or five leaves instead of the three that grow on poison ivy plants. In the fall, the berries turn indigo blue and the leaves become crimson red. Other names for this plant include woodbine and Engelmann ivy.
Silvervein creepers have velvety leaves with white veins running down the center of each leaf. In the autumn, the leaves turn bright red. The berries of this vine are blue-black. Silvervein creepers are related to Virginia creepers, but they aren't as hardy.
Boston ivy is a fast-growing vine used for wall cover and fall color. Its leaves turn reddish-purple and can last until early winter. Its fruit is bluish and grows on a red stem. This ivy is native to Japan and parts of China and can become invasive in some areas.
California Wild Grape
Some wild grape leaves turn yellow in the fall, but California wild grape leaves turn bright red. The berries are blue and purple and are very tasty although they have a lot of seeds. This vine is native to Southwestern Oregon and California, where it grows near rivers and creeks.
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