The Cat Greenbrier is a woody vine with heart-shaped, mid-green leaves and small, light green flowers. The leaves have whitish, glaucous undersides which contrast nicely with the green upper surfaces. It is native to the southeastern United States and northern Mexico. In the northern parts of its range it is deciduous and in the southern parts of its range, it is evergreen. It is a great vine for trellis, porch, or cut for long lasting decoration. Female plants have green berries with a whitish coating. which turn black when mature. Plant in site with sun to part shade and in sandy garden soil. It will need a support to climb on. It climbs by tendrils which wrap around small diameter objects.
1. Soak the seeds in water for several hours.
2. Cold stratify the seeds for 12 weeks.
3. Put a mixture of potting soil and sand or perlite into a pot with drainage holes in the base. The soil should be moist and well-drained.
4. Sow the seeds on the soil.
5. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil that is 0.5 inches thick.
6. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
7. When the plants are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.