Tender climber with flowers that have an exotic spicy fragrance with a hint of vanilla. The flowers are in two forms, a deep burgundy and a luscious cream.
These climbers can eventually reach 8-12 metres in 5-10 years.
Best space & place
The Akebia are happy in full sun and partial shade. If in an exposed position they will lose their leaves in winter, but are hardy down to -15.
When to water & feed
They like to be planted in moist but well-draining soil.
Need to know
They need warmth to be fully evergreen, otherwise they will lose their leaves in winter, but are very hardy and will come back to life in Spring.