Akebia x pentaphylla

£20.00

Akebia x pentaphylla is a deciduous Climber growing to 9 m.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. In flower in April, with seeds ripening from September to October.

5 in stock (backorders allowed)

Product Description

Akebia x pentaphylla is a hybrid between Akebia quinata and Akebia trifoliata and is a vigorous, hardy, deciduous twiner. Flowers in this variety are very similar to Akebia quinata, dark maroon & very fragrant, especially at night. It flowers from March to May, followed by violet purple fruits (Not often in UK and it requires two genetically different plants). Flowers can be damaged by frosts so although the plant is perfectly hardy it is best grown on a wall. Both male and female flowers are carried in the same racemes but two genetically different plants are required in order to get the exotic looking edible fruits.

We were given ours by a dear friend & really thought it wouldn’t do well in our heavy clay soil. How surprised we were to not only find it had survived the winter but that in April it was in full flower and growing like the clappers! We planted ours against a south facing wall that has mostly dappled sun/shade. A really choice addition to the garden that everyone comments on.

Soil type: Deep moist fertile soil

Aspect: Sun to part shade

Flowers: Spring
Height & spread: 9m  
Pot size: 2L