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AKEBIA x pentaphylla

Commonly known as Chocolate vine



A cross between A.quinata and A.trifoliata with dark purple flowers. Rare in cultivation
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - to 9m (30ft)
  • 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 - vigorous twining climber. Produces flowers in pendent racemes to 12cm (5in) 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 - resistant to honey fungus. Ideal for growing over a pergola or shed.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Japan
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers - strongly vanilla-scented
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
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