Akebia quinata

‘Akebia quinata’ is also known as ‘chocolate vine’ and is a sturdy, semi-evergreen climbing plant with a wide-spreading habit. The leaves are compound, five-part and palmate, the leaflets are ovate, leathery and dark green to blue-green in colour. This chocolate vine flowers in April and May with chestnut-red to chocolate-coloured, pleasantly scented flowers in pendulous racemes, later followed by striking gherkin-like violet-purple fruits. Akebia quinata prefers a semi-shaded position, but full sun is also possible, as long as the soil is sufficiently moist and the plant stands with its feet in the shade. The plant is also quite Hardy and once established reasonably drought tolerant.

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Description Akebia quinata

‘Akebia quinata’ is also known as ‘chocolate vine’ and is a sturdy, semi-evergreen climbing plant with a wide-spreading habit. The leaves are compound, five-part and palmate, the leaflets are ovate, leathery and dark green to blue-green in colour.

Many beautiful purple flowers followed by purplish-blue shoots.

They look like gherkins, but smell like chocolate.

Butterflies and insects love it!

For a perfect result, we recommend 3 plants per linear metre.

Specifications

SKU
AKQUINAT15
GTIN
8712044874401
Brand
UP!Climbers
Cultivar
quinata
Bot. family
Akebia
Species
N.V.T.

Max height
600
Location
sun, partial shade
Leaf colour
Green

Bee friendly?
Butterfly friendly?
Climbing assistance?
Edible?
niet geschikt voor consumptie
Evergreen?
Fragrant ?
Thorns?
Toxic?

Hardiness zones
Zone 6: -23.3 - -17.8 °C
Cutting period
VI
Flowering period
Harvest period

GRASP certification
GRASP
MPS certification
MPS-A+
grown organically?
Min height
65 cm
Potsize
15 cm

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