Vitis riparia

Common name: Riverbank Grape

Native plant

Riverbank grape is one robust plant! I have seen it 5 inches in diameter and 70 to 100 feet tall. The fruit is edible with a sweet inside and sour skin, and it definitely has a sweet aroma when ripe. The fruit is very high on the list sought by wildlife. Lots of birds and critters come for the feast. Flowers are small and not visible. Fall color is yellow. Concord grape was selectively bred from this and other native grape species.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $17
11 to 24 units $15
25 or more units $13
Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $3.75

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Green White

Fall color



Mature height
20 Feet
Mature width
15 Feet
Max height
40 Feet
Max width
20 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Edible fruit

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