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Southland Muscadine Grape
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Southland Muscadine Grape

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Native to Southeastern U.S.

Self-fertile, so you need plant only one.
Introduced by the USDA in 1967, this highly fragrant, very productive muscadine is a favorite among home gardeners. Nothing beats that musky smell . . . unless it's the flavor of these highly sweet berries!

This self-fertile vine is ready to harvest in early fall, one of the last muscadines of the season. Spring brings a scattering of blooms that attract bees, and then the grapes ripen all summer. Small to medium sized, such a dark shade of purple they appear black, and bursting with 17% sugar and lots of juice, Southland is a treat!

The foliage on this deciduous vine is handsome from spring through fall. Oval to triangular, it is bright and glossy, keeping the grape arbor, pergola, or back fence looking lush. Southland is a fast grower in full sun and any well-drained soil.

Bred from seedlings of Thomas x Topsail, Southland is highly disease-resistant and very vigorous. You just need one for fruiting, since it's self-fertile, but you may want to combine it with another variety for greater harvest and two different muscadines. Let Southland pollinate the female muscadine Higgins for a spectacular sight and the best combination of different flavors!

Native to the southeastern U.S., the large leaves on this vigorous vine turn soft shades of gold, adding to the ornamental appeal. Plant in full sun and train up an arbor, fence, or other very sturdy support. Reaches 30 feet or more long if unpruned. Zones 6-10.

Genus Vitis
Species rotundifolia
Variety 'Southland'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 6 - 10
Bloom Season Mid Spring
Fruit Color Black
Habit Vining
Plant Height 30 ft
Additional Characteristics Arches, Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fall Foliage Changes, Fragrance, Native, Trellises
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Early Fall
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cuisine, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions Canada, California, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!

It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.

And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.

The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.