• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Stems reach 20 to 25 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Fragrant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:a-KEE-bee-a kwi-NAH-ta
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24, 29 - 43
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Stems reach 20 to 25 ft. long.
    Special features:Ornamental Berries
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • 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.