Herb latin name: Ampelopsis humulifolia

Synonyms: Cissus davidiana, Vitis davidiana

Family: Vitaceae (Grape Family)

Edible parts of Ampelopsis humulifolia:

Fruit. The fruit is about 4 - 5mm in diameter and is carried in small bunches like grapes. Leaves. No more details.

Description of the plant:


6 m
(20 feet)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Woodlands and thickets, 900 - 1500 metres.

Propagation of Ampelopsis humulifolia:

Seed - sow in pots in a cold frame in the autumn or stratify for 6 weeks at 5C and sow in the spring. Germination can be quite slow, sometimes taking more than a year. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. When they are more than 20cm tall, they can be planted out into their permanent positions, preferably in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm long, July/August in a frame. Cuttings or eyes in late autumn or winter. Either place them in the ground in a greenhouse or cold frame, or put them in pots. An eye cutting is where you have just one bud at the top and a short length of stem with a small part of the bark removed. These normally root well and grow away vigorously, being ready to plant into their permanent positions the following autumn. Layering into pots in late summer. Partially sever the stem in spring and then lift the new plants in the autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Woodlands and thickets, 900 - 1500 metres.

Medicinal use of Ampelopsis humulifolia:

None known

Known hazards of Ampelopsis humulifolia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.