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EvergreenProduces 3- to 7-palmate mid- to dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long with oval to elliptic, leathery leaflets.
Height10m (33ft) or more.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingFast-growing, dioecious climber. Produces racemes of flowers to 2cm (¾in) across. If pollinated, female produce ellipsoid, edible fruits.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Partial shadeWarm, sheltered spot.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originSouth Korea, Japan
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil