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Akebia quinataChocolate Vine

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Peculiar maroon-chocolate coloured flowers

Vanilla scented blooms

Ideal for scaling high fences and pergolas

Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 1000cm (393.7in)
Spread Up to 200cm (78in)

Hardy Shrub

walls and fencesscented gardensexotic garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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Unusual and seldom seen in UK gardens, Akebia quinata makes an intriguing spring display with a hardiness that belies its exotic looks. The palmate, semi-evergreen foliage provides an attractive backdrop for its peculiar maroon-chocolate coloured flowers. Racemes of vanilla scented blooms are borne from March to May - the larger female flowers are cup shaped, while the male flowers are noticeably smaller. During long, hot summers the occasional sausage shaped fruit may develop if two or more plants are grown to pollinate each other. Commonly known as the Chocolate Vine, Akebia quinata is ideal for scaling high fences and pergolas. Its nodding blooms are best appreciated where they can be viewed from below. Height: 10m (32’). Spread: 2m (6’, 5").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

3 x 3 litre potted akebia plants (T80351P)
2 x 3 litre potted akebia plants (T80350P)
1 x 3 litre potted akebia plant (80255)

How to Grow
Grow Akebia in any reliably moist, well drained soil. Choose a position in sun or semi shade. Once established, avoid moving unless completely necessary as Chocolate Vines resent root disturbance.
More Info
Akebia requires little maintenance. Train the stems onto an appropriate support. After flowering, the stems may be prune to fit the available space.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3


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