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AKEBIA quinata 'Alba'

Commonly known as Chocolate vine

Unusual delicate creamy-white flowered variety which makes a pleasant contrast to the more common dark form
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£17.50 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 usually 5 oblong to obovate, entire leaflets, notched at the tips. Leaves, dark green above and blue-green beneath take on a purple tint in winter.
  • Cream - creamy white
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • 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. Produces flowers in pendent racemes to 12cm (4in) long in spring, possibly followed by 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 - to ensure pollination grow 2 plants of the same species (not 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.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers - spicily fragrant.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
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