• Akebia quinata
  • Akebia quinata
  • Akebia quinata
  • Akebia quinata

Akebia quinata

Chocolate Vine, Five-Leaf Chocolate Vine, Five-Leaf Akebia
Size: ex 3L tall pots - large tall plants

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Quick Overview

  • Vigourous woody vine
  • Unusual purple/cream flowers in Spring
  • Elongated sausage-shaped edible fruit
  • Cut back after flowering
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Description

Akebia quinata, Chocolate Vine, is a vigourous semi-evergreen climber from Asia with unusual and highly attractive purple/cream flowers that are borne in Spring, usually in April to May. Pollinated plants produce elongated sausage-shaped fruits in autumn which split open when ripe revealing white flesh and black seeds. They have a delicate sweet flavour. Although not dioecious, usually two plants are needed to ensure good cross-pollination.

Akebia quinata is a very vigourous climber, quickly establishing itself with its twining woody vines and clambering beyond the support provided. For this reason, it is only sensible to keep it in check, pruning it back hard every year after flowering. It is not fussy over soil but prefers a deep fertile soil that is just moist. It does best in partial shade but again is very tolerant of both sun and shade.

Additional Information

Order Ranunculales
Family Lardizabalaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Akebia micrantha, Akebia quinata f. albiflora, Akebia quinata var. diplochlamys, Akebia quinata f. diplochlamys, Akebia quinata var. polyphylla, Akebia quinata f. polyphylla, Akebia quinata f. viridiflora, Akebia quinata var. yechi, Rajania quinata
Geographical Origin Asia: China, Japan, Korea
Cultivation Deep fertile soil. Provide support and give it space. Prune back regularly after flowering to restrict its vigourous habit
Eventual Height 10m
Eventual Spread 7-8m
Hardiness Hardy in the UK

Akebia quinata

Chocolate Vine, Five-Leaf Chocolate Vine, Five-Leaf Akebia
Size: ex 3L tall pots - large tall plants

Availability: Sold Out

£11.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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