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Fiveleaf Akebia

Akebia quinata

Pronunciation: a-KEE-bee-a kwi-NAH-ta
SKU #00259

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Description This vigorously spreading and climbing vine displays attractive, blue-green foliage. Dangling stalks of chocolate-scented, deep purple flowers add to the show. Produces interesting, elongated seed pods if another akebia is planted nearby. Creates a quick cover for arbors in warm winter regions; slower growing in colder regions. Semi-evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moderately moist.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Twining stems reach 20 to 25 ft. long, with support.
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Edible, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Often 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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Clematis (Clematis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Trumpet Vine (Campsis); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
Care 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.
Lore This vine in the only genus of the Lardizabalaceae in cultivation today.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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