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

Akebia quinata cream-flowered

chocolate vine

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2 lt pot (60cm cane) £21.99
2 lt pot (60cm cane) £21.99

This climber is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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, which appear in spring. It's great for covering ugly walls, and it also works really well trained over a pergola, where the pendent flower clusters can be viewed from below.

  • Garden care: Prune back after flowering where necessary.

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