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  • chocolate vine
  • Eventual height: 10m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Akebia quinata

chocolate vine

£19.99
Pot size 2 lt pot (60cm cane)
2 lt pot (60cm cane)
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A very pretty climber, this has beautiful maroon-chocolate flowers which have an exotic spicy fragrance with a hint of vanilla, and appear in spring. They stand out against the bright green, three-lobed leaves, which have a purple tinge in winter. This unusual semi-evergreen climber is excellent for training against walls or up a pergola. If we have a warm spring, and then a long hot summer it can have large sausage-shaped fruits, but you do need 2 plants of the same species for fertilisation.

  • Garden care: Prune back after flowering where necessary.

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