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What's this EPIC vine? Help!

OEROER Posts: 4


I have just moved out of London and have a garden for the first ever time. The garden is mature but unkempt, as the house I bought has been rented out for the last decade. I'm not sure if all the well-established plants are, in fact, meant to be there. This huge, fast growing vine covers the entrance hall. Can anyone help me identify what it is? If it is a weed, how do I remove it?

Any help very gratefully received! Thank you. 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854

    It has the look of Actinidia chinensis. Kiwi fruit. But I'm not  100% sure.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,411

    Vitis cognetiae another possibility

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • OEROER Posts: 4


    The red stems do look a bit kiwi-like. These are the only flowers I could find though. 

  • OEROER Posts: 4

    Thanks so much for the help!

  • OEROER Posts: 4

    After a bit of googling I think it must be a crimson glory vine. I've been trying to find out what it is for weeks! I will prune it back a bit as it certainly is quite vigorous. But I shall look forward to its changing hues as we come in to autumn! Thanks again, really super helpful. 

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