chocolate vine

five leaf akebia

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Large, fast growing, deciduous or semi-evergreen climber (H 5-10 m, depands on staking, W 3-5 m). Leaves palmately lobed (5-8 cm), 5-lobed, leaflets ovate, smooth; leaves light to mid green, underneath bluish green. Flowers in loose clusters (10 cm), simple, cup-shaped (2 cm), dark red-violet, intensely scented, scent of vanilla; male and female flowers different, on the same plant. Flowering period: April-May. Fruits ovate (10 cm), fleshy, juicy, red-violet to blue-violet, with a bloom, edible. Fast growing climber, adaptable to different soils, it prefers warm sites.
  • Decidious have woody stems (i. e. tree trunk and branches) and are also called woody plants or trees. Leaves are normally broad, soft and thin.

  • A plant that requires support to grow in height. It can attac to support by special adhesive roots, or twist the stems around the support. We help them to climb with ropes or wires. Climbers may be woody or herbaceous, evergreen or deciduous, they also have different life cycles. Woody climbers are normally included in group of shrubs, the herbaceous ones on the other hand are grouped with annuals, biennials or perennials, according to their life cycles.

  • The plant develops new leaves or needles every spring, which dropp off in autumn. Herbaceous plants can die completely in above ground section and grow back in the spring.

  • Plant can in otherwise appropriate environment survive cold down to - 23 °C.

  • These plants grow well in sun or in partial shade. Usually they tolerate more sun and heat if given enough moisture; in partial or light shade they need less moisture.

  • Porous or dry soils are normally light and loose, there is no stagnant water but relatively quickly flows in deeper layers; such ground are more airy and warmer, yet drier and usually contain less humus and for such undergrowth it is often to for drought to appear (e. g. rockgardens, walls, by paths and roads, on gravel, also on gravel surface in towns and close to buildings ...), plants of such undergrowth need well-drained soil, they tolerate drought but cannot tolerate constant moisture or even flooding.

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Akebia quinata |60-80|C

SKU 00016069
Produced in C
Height 60-80 cm
On stock
16.10 €
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