Chocolate vine 'Quinata' green-purple - Climbing plants

Akebia - quinata

Chocolate vine 'Quinata' green-purple - Climbing plants

Akebia - quinata
They look just like cucumbers but smell like chocolate. The chocolate vine 'Quinata' first surprises us with lovely sweet purple flowers. Followed by indigo fruit. Its fruits smell like chocolate. That's why the climbing plant is known as chocolate vine. An extraordinary climbing plant for your garden. Butterflies and insects also love it! The plant blossoms in the spring.
The perennial plant needs the support of a rack or fence. The plant does not require pruning. Just cut away the dead leaves. Place the plant so that is in partial shade. We always keep the soil slightly moist. Water it more during dry periods.
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Chocolate vine 'Quinata' green-purple - Climbing plants

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Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days

Latin name: Akebia - quinata
Delivery type: Delivered as plant in nursery pot
Guarantee: 5 years guarantee
Color: Purple,Green
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Flowering: April - June
Growing Height: 200 - 400 cm
Planting distance: 100 - 150 cm
Make sure the root ball of the chocolate vine is really moist by placing in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Plant the root ball at the correct height. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below the ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The chocolate vine grows well in any fertile, water-retentive soil. Improve garden soil with some compost and garden fertiliser. This vine will enjoy a warm and sheltered spot out of direct sunlight.
Akebia is also known as the chocolate vine. Make sure it is watered sufficiently to allow it to develop well. Although it is quite drought tolerant it is recommended to water more often in dry periods. It is only the young shrubs that are sensitive to frost. The more mature shrubs are fully hardy. Protect the base of young shrubs from frost with a layer of fallen leaves or straw and place a straw mat around the stem. Although some branches die off, the chocolate vine will always shoot from the roots. In early spring add a mulch of compost and granulated cow manure.

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