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Akebia quinata/Five-Leaf Akeba

Akebia quinata / Akebia quinata
Flowers hanging from vine
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Flowers hanging from vine

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Vine on a trellis

Produces large numbers of flowers at one tiome

Must have structure on which to grow

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Scientific Name: Akebia quinata
Common Name: Five-Leaf Akeba
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Has male and female flowers on same plant. Both the flowers and fruit are interesting. There is also a white flowering cultivar. A mature vine can become quite large and aggressive. Some grooming in the form of pruning is normally needed after vine becomes well established. Flowering is normally present on vines that are several years old and they have become well established. There is also a white flowered cultivar.