AKEBIA

Commonly known as Chocolate vine

Genus of about 5 species of deciduous or semi-evergreen twining climbers from forest margins in eastern Asia.

The common name comes from the vanilla/chocolate spicy scent.

It has become naturalised in the eastern USA and is hardy in milder parts of the UK

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • 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 habit. Produces unusual sausage-shaped, fleshy, purple fruits.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Require warm springs and long, hot summers to fruit well.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of AKEBIA

AKEBIA longeracemosa

AKEBIA longeracemosa

Chocolate vine, Long-racemed akebia

Fragrant dark purple-red flowers in spring borne in pendulous racemes up to 15cm long

 
£22.50 each 
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AKEBIA x pentaphylla

AKEBIA x pentaphylla

Chocolate vine

a cross between A.quinata and A.trifoliata with dark purple flowers. Rare in cultivation

 
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£20.00 each 
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AKEBIA quinata

AKEBIA quinata

Chocolate vine

semi-evergreen climber with reddish purple fragrant flowers

 
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£19.50 each 
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AKEBIA quinata 'Alba'

AKEBIA quinata 'Alba'

Chocolate vine

unusual delicate creamy-white flowered variety which makes a pleasant contrast to the more common dark form

 
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AKEBIA trifoliata

AKEBIA trifoliata

Chocolate vine

3 rounded leaflets which open bronze and then turn dark glossy green. Purple flowers in long pendent racemes

 
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£21.00 each 
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Useful extras...

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
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

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)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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™.
Only £7.50

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