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White Flowered Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinata 'Shirobana'

Pronunciation: a-KEE-bee-a kwi-NAH-ta
SKU #00256
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A vigorous vine with attractive green leaves comprised of five rounded leaflets. Dangling stalks of fragrant white flowers appear in early spring. Blooms may be followed by showy, four-inch long, edible purple fruit. 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 15 to 20 ft. long, with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Edible, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
CARE
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.