Catawba Grape Vine

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Delicious and improved classic American native Catawba Grape Vine (Vitis x 'Catawba') have been used for wine, jellies, and fresh eating since they were first cultivated in American gardens in 1801! We at Nature Hills are proud to offer this classic Grape to the 21st-century gardener! Catawba Grapes are stronger now and more resistant to diseases.

The Catawba produces bunches of coppery-red seedless Grapes from late September to October. This fruit has a pronounced musky flavor that is sweet and is often used to make Blush and Rosé wines. From the blooms to the fruit, these are excellent vertically growing edible landscaping plants for all sunny areas of your garden and landscape!

Discovered in North Carolina, Catawba was the king of American vineyards in the early nineteenth century, rivaling wines produced in Europe at the time. The one-two punch of a powdery mildew blight and the decimation of vineyards during the Civil War led to this once-famous Grape's drop into obscurity. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 8 and highly adaptable.

Planting and Application:

Use these strong growers to cover a patio or scramble up a pergola. They will ramble along a fence or fill a large pot. The leaves turn a classic fall gold in autumn, which just adds to the pleasure of growing these beauties at home. Planting this fruiting Vine over a pergola or arbor creates lovely shade and the feeling that your seating areas or garden benches transport you to Tuscany or that you are having breakfast in a vineyard!

Beautiful on its own, as a specimen plant, or as part of the larger landscape, Catawba Grapes are sure to please. Stake up or secure your Vines to a trellis or on strong support for these Grapes. Even a strong fence will do well for these Grape Vines, providing screening and privacy along with the delicious fruit! Use netting or mesh bags to protect your harvest from the birds, but the bees adore the blooms in the spring.

  • Coppery Red Fruit in Autumn
  • Cultivated For 200 Years!
  • Delicious Sweet/Musky Fruit - Jam, Juice, Desserts & Fresh Eaten
  • Commonly Used to Make Wine
  • Lust Green Leaves & Golden Fall Color
  • Shade, Fruit, Backdrops & Edible Landscaping Vines

#ProPlantTips for Care:

They are easy to grow with a little TLC and plenty of sunshine. Just give it full sun and plenty of water to get it established and it will reward you with years of delicious fruit. The Catawba prefers enriched, deep, acidic and well-drained soil but can tolerate a wide range of soil types. Provide regular moisture and a 3-4 inch thick mulch layer to support the roots, plus regular fertility. Prune Grapevines should be performed in late winter or early spring to maintain the shape, size, and vigor of next year's fruiting wood.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Regular Moisture & Fertility
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Self-Fertile - More Productivity With Another Vine Nearby
  • Healthy, Hardy Vines - Prune in Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Winter Hardy Woody Perennial - 100 - 150 Chill Hours

Delicious and easy-to-grow hardy native hybrids, the improved Catawba Grape Vine will delight you for years to come! Order yours today at and get growing!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Catawba Grape Vine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vitis 'Catawba'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter