Southern Jewel Muscadine Grape Vine Shrub

Southern Jewel Muscadine Grape Vine Shrub

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  • Edible fruit

  • Attractive foliage

  • Disease resistant

  • Heat tolerant

Regular price $69.99

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Fast Growing Grapevine with Sweet Fruit!

This Muscadine grape vine is a must-have among Southern home landscapes! The Southern Jewel Muscadine grape vine shrub is a deciduous grape variety with attractive maple-like foliage that produces clusters of grapes containing 18% sugar.

The deep purple black fruit is perfect for fresh eating fruit, excellent red wine, and fall color. The Muscadine vines can produce enough growth to cover an entire wall or arch over a walkway in a single year with only one vine. Perfect for any home garden!

The muscadine wine grapes are held in large tight clusters much like bunch grapes and other muscadine plants. These grapes have thick skin. The fruit will begin to ripen in September through October and are great for both canning, enjoying freshly picked, wines, juice, or jelly. Fruit production begins after 1 year as these 2 year old vines.

This Muscadine variety is special because it is a complex hydrid of Vitis rotundifolia, V. popenoei, V. munsoniana, and V. vinifera. The ornamental leaves have a cut leaf pattern that is unique to many other grapevine varieties.

Although this hybrid grape was created in 1994, Native Americans tended to wild muscadines as they grew throughout North America and especially in North Carolina.


Grow muscadine grapes in the southeastern United States USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10. It is heat tolerant and performs best in humid climates. The mature size of the Southern Jewel grape is up to 8-12 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. Perfect for growing over a trellis post with pressure treated wood.

This cultivar prefers well-drained, sandy, loamy soil and bright, direct sunlight. This vine cultivar will produce small, non-fragrant flowers and is pest and disease resistant.

Prune grape vines in the late winter or early spring growing season. Pruning is best in the dormant season so a better view of the vines is visible. Fruit is produced on previous year’s new growth. Prune and trim back the vines so new fruiting spurs can produce southern grapes with high yields.

Although these vines are resistant to powdery mildew, the application of a slow release fertilizer when planting the vine will help to produce fruit on young vines. This is a self pollinating plant and does not require another to cross pollinate because it has both male and female flowering parts. It will help pollinate other female vines and fruit trees in the area.

Shipping restrictions to California and Arizona. The Muscadine grapevines are rooted in a container in soil, they do not ship bare root. Growing grapes is easy and can be mastered with little to no experience.

Shop the Southern Jewel Muscadine Grape vine for sale.

This plant comes with planting instructions and the ship date will happen as soon as you purchase it!

Learn more on how to grow grapes.

Shipping information

Once your Southern Jewel Muscadine Grape Vine Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

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Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Muscadinia vinifera X rotundifolia 'Southern Jewel'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Mature Width
2-3 ft

Mature Height
1-2 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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Out of all the online nurseries, these vines came well packaged and are doing much better than my other vines purchased elsewhere. I can't wait until they are back in stock!


This was a well cared for plant. It was perfect when I received it. Very well packaged. I will order from you again! Thank you.


Perfect Plants was quite wonderful to us. The packaging was done with care and the product they sent was excellent quality, I mean these vines were very healthy and ready to go into the ground. Thanks a ton :-)

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