AKEBIA quinata

Commonly known as Chocolate vine

Semi-evergreen climber with reddish purple fragrant flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Reddish purple
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • 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 fruit to 10cm (4in) long.
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

AKEBIA quinata

 
  • Additional Features
    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.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Pendent racemes to 12cm (4¾in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Spicily fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Buy Varieties of AKEBIA quinata

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

 
£22.50 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives

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