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Commonly known as Chocolate vine, Long-racemed akebia
Semi-evergreen Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Rounded leaves composed of 5 leaflets to 9cm (3½in) long
Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
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. Flowers are followed by sausage-shaped, reddish purple fruits
Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Pests & Diseases - trouble free
Place of origin
central to southern China, Taiwan
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Racemes - to 18cm (7in) long
Pruning group 6
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented flowers - vanilla-scented
Fertile moist well-drained soil