1 x 3 litre plant 190495-3L £19.95 Delivery early April
[?]
When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
More Details

An invaluable climber for flowering in spring, with a delicious, fruity scent. It looks exotic but it is vigorous and easy to grow. I pick this too.

Genus Akebia
Group/Species quinata
Type Hardy Climber
Common Name Chocolate Vine
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 8m (26ft 3in)
Spacing 2m (6ft 7in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Akebias prefer a deep, fertile soil so incorporate plenty of organic matter before planting. East-facing aspects are best avoided as the morning sun can cause damage following an overnight frost. Dislikes being moved so position carefully. Make a hole big enough to accommodate the root ball and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi into the base of the planting hole. Position carefully in the ground, to the same depth as it was growing previously, firm back the soil and water in well. Provide support for this vigorous climber with sturdy wires attached to a fence or wall, or allow to scramble over pergolas or adjacent trees.
Care Tips Tie in new growth regularly and prune after flowering, as required, to keep within the available space, removing as much from longer stems as necessary.
Flowering April - May
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice

We don't currently have additional advice on using / growing this particular product on our website, but if you do have a question that isn't answered on this page then please give us a call on 0345 092 0283 and we'll happily chat through any queries you may have, or email us on plantadvice@sarahraven.com (for advice on all things growing) or info@sarahraven.com for anything else.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Akebia quinata reviews

* * * * - Average based on 8 reviews

* * * * *

Reviewed 12th August 2019 by Margaret

good strong plants and they are flourishing in my garden and climbing into my neighbours, I think they will be delighted with the 'invasion,.

* * * * *

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angela

Good quality plants. Packaged well for courier transit.

* * - - -

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Clare

Hasn't flowered yet but it climbing and growing

* * - - -

Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Derryn

Good service but the vine has not thrived...

* * * * -

Reviewed 13th November 2018 by Carolyn

Great service. Lovely plant

* * * * -

Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Dawn

Although the order did not arrive in one lot - plants grow at their own pace - this was not a problem for me as it gave me time to pot them up. Only one plant was unavailable and one plant didn't make it so pleased overall.
Packing was very good and no plants were damaged in transit. Is it possible to recycle the plastic though?

* * * * -

Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Carolyn

Great service. Lovely plant

* * * * -

Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Allison

Did well inspite of the very dry weather. Fast grower.