Unknown vine growing in my NYC garden June 8, 2012 by Grace Davies This vine has me stumped. It’s growing in my garden in Brooklyn, NY but I didn’t plant it. Any ideas? Thanks! Comments 2 thoughts on “Unknown vine growing in my NYC garden” Karl Anderson said: Well, it’s in the grape family for sure! That’s porcelainberry, also known as Amur peppervine. Latin is Ampelopsis brevipedunculata. Not native (the Amur River is the border between Siberia and China). It does a good job of covering walls and fences, but it can be very invasive. It’s planted as an ornamental because of its berries, which start off white, turn various shades of lavender, and finish as a very pretty turquoise blue. I’ve read that the berries are edible – I’ve never tried them. But birds eat them, that’s for certain. Karl A. Grace Davies said: Wow, Karl–that i.d. was fast! Thank you. The berries are certainly beautiful, but since it’s an non-native invasive plant I’m going to weed it out, rather than chance birds spreading the seeds. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.