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Chocolate vine - Akebia quinata (3 Ltr)

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To quickly soften and enhance a bare pergola or trellis screening and add vertical planting interest, with the bonus of an irresistibly enticing scent, this Chocolate Vine ticks all the boxes.

  • Fully hardy deciduous climber
  • Easy
  • Will grow in full sun or light shade.
  • Well prepared soil 
  • Spring and summer
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Are you a chocolate lover? Then you will really enjoy the chocolate scent which wafts across the patio in spring, from the delicate Akebia quinata. With bell-like deep purple flowers this is a semi-evergreen climber ( in mild winters it keeps its leaves; in cold winters it will drop its leaves)  Twining stems with five-lobed, bright green leaves will twist around upright posts of a pergola and scramble across the top creating a shady retreat from the summer sun.

If becoming overgrown cut hard back after flowering and it will quickly regenerate.

Eventual height 8-12m and spread up to 8m in 5-10years.

More Information
Short name Chocolate vine (3 Ltr)
Sub title Akebia quinata
Aspect Sun / partial shade
Brand Great Little Garden
British Grown Yes
Drainage Moisture retentive free draining soil
Ease of Care Easy
Evergreen/Deciduous Semi evergreen / deciduous depending on severity of winter
Flowering Period Summer
Flower Colour Purple
Foliage colour Light green - dark green in summer
Good for Walls trellis pergolas through trees
Habit Climbing
Hardiness Hardy
pH Any
Plant Size 3 litre pot
Plant Type Climbing
Pruning Group Pruning group 11
Single/Double Single
Height & Spread 8 m
Rate of growth Fast
Required maintenance Any
Season of Interest Summer
Variety Chocolate vine
Soil Type Any
Sun or Shade Partial shade
Water Requirements Water well
Where to Plant Walls

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