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Akebia quinata

Also called Fiveleaf Akebia


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Akebia quinata - Fiveleaf Akebia

Akebia quinata - Fiveleaf Akebia

More About Akebia quinata

  • Small clusters of chocolate-purple flowers
  • Pendant flowers open slightly before the foliage emerges
  • Spicy-scented flowers contain both male and female parts
  • Purple fruit, 10 cm in length, open in the fall to reveal small, black seeds
  • Semi-evergreen foliage with five distinct oblong leaflets
  • Green to bluish-green foliage
  • Bloom Time: Late April

Zone:

5

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

3 m

Colour:

Purple (deep)
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Chocolate Vine Growing and Maintenance Tips

Akebia grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Prune after flowering to the desired size, and as necessary throughout the season. Akebia can be grown on a wall or trained up a trellis or arbour. In the spring, remove dead twigs to improve overall appearance. Can also be used as a ground cover to hide unsightly tree stumps or rocks.


Akebia quinata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Fragrant
Fragrant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Fruit

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Climbing

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)