• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems reach 20 to 25 ft. long, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-KEE-bee-a kwi-NAH-ta
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24, 29 - 43
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems reach 20 to 25 ft. long, with support.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
    Design IdeasOften used as evergreen background trained on fence, trellis or wall in milder climates. Deciduous in less temperate regions. May be allowed to sprawl as groundcover. Exceptional choice for tropical looks and fantasy gardens.
    Companion PlantsClematis (Clematis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Trumpet Vine (Campsis); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in most soil types; thrives in moist, well-drained, sandy loam. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer monthly to lean soils. 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
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.
    Lore:
    This vine in the only genus of the Lardizabalaceae in cultivation today.

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