AKEBIA quinata

Commonly known as Chocolate vine

Semi-evergreen climber with reddish purple fragrant flowers
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AKEBIA quinata

 
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£16.00 each 
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • 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.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers - spicily fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Winter
  • 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

 
£18.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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