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Akebia trifoliata

Chocolate vine

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height9m to 11m
  • Spread8m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBurgundy
  • Leaf ColourBronze, pale green

Description

Akebia trifoliata (Chocolate vine). This is a vigorous species with light green leaves which have three shallow lobes and are flushed bronze when young. The flowers are dark burgundy and appear on short racemes. Pale purple fruit occasionally appear in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Climber

Other common names

Three leaf Akebia

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Wall or trellis, producing ornamental fruits.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Avoid root disturbance.

Propagation

By seed, layering, or softwood cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free

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