White Flowered Chocolate Vine
Akebia quinata 'Shirobana'
Pronunciation: a-KEE-bee-a kwi-NAH-ta
|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.|
|Mature Size||Twining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. long, with support.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Edible, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover|
|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.|
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.