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Akebia quinata cream-flowered (Cream-flowered chocolate vine)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
10m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Akebia quinata cream-flowered

Other names

Cream-flowered chocolate vine

Genus

Akebia Akebia

Variety or Cultivar

A, quinata cream-flowered _ A, quinata cream-flowered is a vigorous, twining, semi-evergreen climber bearing rounded leaves with five elliptic or ovate, notched, mid-green leaflets, flushed bronze when young in spring, flushed purple in winter. Racemes of fragrant, cream flowers spring are sometimes followed by large, edible, sausage-shaped fruit.


Akebia quinata cream-flowered is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong, spicy, vanilla scent.

Habit

Climbing, Spreading

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe in containers in a cold frame or in spring after a brief cold period. Layer in winter.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Akebia quinata cream-flowered (Cream-flowered chocolate vine) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Thrives in most good soils and aspects. Plant in the right place, as it dislikes root disturbance.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Akebia quinata cream-flowered

Other names

Cream-flowered chocolate vine

Genus

Akebia Akebia

Variety or Cultivar

A, quinata cream-flowered _ A, quinata cream-flowered is a vigorous, twining, semi-evergreen climber bearing rounded leaves with five elliptic or ovate, notched, mid-green leaflets, flushed bronze when young in spring, flushed purple in winter. Racemes of fragrant, cream flowers spring are sometimes followed by large, edible, sausage-shaped fruit.

Native to

China, Japan, Korea

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers have a strong, spicy, vanilla scent.

Habit

Climbing, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 11 after flowering.

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe in containers in a cold frame or in spring after a brief cold period. Layer in winter.

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Akebia quinata cream-flowered (Cream-flowered chocolate vine) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Thrives in most good soils and aspects. Plant in the right place, as it dislikes root disturbance.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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