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chocolate vine

Akebia quinata cream-flowered

chocolate vine

Availability: in stock 2 lt pot (60cm cane)

Product description

  • 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.