Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. Akebia quinata 'Shirobana' is semi-evergreen and will drop its leaves in a cold winter.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Akebia quinata 'Shirobana' is a large climbing plant which requires support as it will not self-cling.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 2 m (6 ft