syn Ampelopsis sempervirens (Vitaceae) Ivy of Uruguay, Miniature grape ivy. Genus of about 350 species of slender vigorous climbers and shrubs. Leathery glossy mid green leaflets. Green flowers in summer, followed by black berries. Evergreen. Fast growing. Insignificant green 4 petalled flowers in summer. Water regularly, less in cold weather. Tie to supports. Thin out crowded stems in spring. Mature plants produce pea-shaped glossy black berries in autumn. Sun or semi shade. Eventual Ht 10m/30'. Sold in 9cm pots.