• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Stems reach 20 to 25 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-KEE-bee-a kwi-NAH-ta
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24, 29 - 43
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Stems reach 20 to 25 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Tropical
    Design IdeasOften used as evergreen background trained on fence, trellis or wall. May be allowed to sprawl as groundcover. Exceptional choice for tropical looks and fantasy gardens.
    Companion PlantsThis groundcover makes an excellent match for American Maidenhair Fern, (Adiantum pedatum), Clementine Mix Columbine, (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Formula Mix'), King of Hearts Bleeding Heart,(Dicentra x 'King of Hearts') and Golden Japanese Forest Grass, (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This vine was first classified by French Botanist Decasine in the 19th century from the given name for the plant by the Japanese. Robert Fortune introduced it as Rajania into Britain in 1845.
    This vine in the only genus of the Lardizabalaceae in cultivation today.