Alternate name: Porcelainberry
Family: Vitaceae, Grape view all from this family
Description Introduced. Asian climbing vine of the grape family with hard, shiny fruits in a variety of colors.
Flowers: small, greenish, inconspicuous.
Leaves: 5" (12.5 cm) long; grape-like, with 3-5 coarsely toothed lobes; palmately veined; bright green.
Fruit: 1/4" (6 mm), inedible berry; changes color as it matures, and at any one time white, yellow, green, purple, and blue berries may appear on the same plant.
Height: climbs to 25' (7.5 m).
Habitat Disturbed habitats, woodland edges, streamsides, thickets.
Range Asia native; escaped from cultivation in the eastern United States.
Discussion Amur Peppervine is considered an invasive or noxious weed in the East, and in New York state is ranked as one of the 20 worst invasives. Grown for its shiny multi-hued berries, this vine is a vigorous grower that can overwhelm native plants in their natural habitats. It has been spread by bird droppings into shady woodlands and other native habitats in many areas.