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Akebia quinata
Chocolate Vine 

Akebia quinata
Common name

Chocolate Vine

Group

Climbers

Family

Lardizabalaceae

Description

Chocolate Vine. A semi-evergreen climber. Attractive dark green leaves above blue-green beneath; purple tinged in winter. Spicely fragrant racemes of chocolate-purple flowers; followed by fruit. Max Height 10m. Max Spread 3m to 7m. Flowers March to April. Fruits August to September. Full sun. Hardy. Water thoroughly before planting.

Characteristics

Growth habit
Climbing
Fragrance
Yes
Hardiness
Hardy
Toxicity
Harmful if eaten

Size

Growth speed
Fast
Ultimate height
10m
Ultimate spread
3m; 7m

Colour

Flowers
Purple in March; April
Foliage
Green - Semi-evergreen
Fruit
Green in August; September
 

Growing your plants

Aspect
Full sun Sheltered site
Soil
Fertile
Moisture
Moist; Well drained
Propagation
Division
Usage
Climbing wall
Planting
Water thoroughly before planting

Caring for your plants

Pruning
Late winter Remove any dead or diseased wood; Remove crossing branches to help framework
Maintenance
Re-pot if necessary in spring using a suitable potting compost
Care
Keep moist in first year
Pests & diseases
Mealy bugs; Scale

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Caned 2 litre 60-80 cm --- £10.82 £ 34
Caned 7.5 litre 175-200 cm --- £44.08 £ 4