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Commonly known as Chocolate vine
Semi-evergreen climber with reddish purple fragrant flowers
Good to know - introduced into UK by Robert Fortune in 1845. To ensure cross-pollination grow 2 plants of the same species (not of the same clone).
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of Origin - China, Korea, Japan.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Height - 10m (30ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - twining climber. Produces flowers in pendent racemes to 12cm (5in) long followed by fruit to 10cm (4in) long.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - rounded leaves 4-8cm (1½-3in) long composed of 5 leaflets.
Scented flowers - spicily fragrant.
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of AKEBIA quinata
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.