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Akebia × pentaphylla

Chocolate vine

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height7m to 9m
  • Spread8m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourDark purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Akebia × pentaphylla (Chocolate vine). This species (a natural hybrid between Akebia quinata and Akebia trifoliata) will produce leaves with 4-5 oval to ovate entire leaflets and racemes of chocolate-scented small dark purple blooms.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Climber

Origin

E. Asia - Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its attractive, scented flowers. Climber.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Does not tolerate root disturbance. Avoid planting on an east-facing wall as late frosts can damage new growth.

Propagation

By seed, layering, or softwood cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free

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