Akebia quinata (cream-flowered)
Common Name: Chocolate vine
Species: quinata (cream-flowered)
Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 10.00 m (1000 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen||Flower Colour: Cream|
|Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, Purple||Flowering Period: March to May|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
The mid green leaves of this semi-evergreen climber are tinged with purple in winter and emerge flushed with bronze in spring. It makes an ideal backdrop for the scented cream coloured flowers. This unusual semi-evergreen climber is excellent for training against walls or up a pergola and in a warm summer large sausage-shaped fruit may form.
- Garden care: Prune back after flowering where necessary.