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five-leaf akebia 'Silver Bells'

Akebia quinata 'Silver Bells'

five-leaf akebia 'Silver Bells'

Akebia quinata 'Silver Bells'

Decoration form leaves, flowers
Color of flowers female flowers purple-pink, male white
Flowering month V V
Evergreen plant no
Plants height 5-6 m
Annual growth 2-3 m
Aspect 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun
Frost hardiness 6A - 8 Zones 6A - 8

A vigorous climber. Evergreen leaves composed of 5 leathery leaflets. Male flowers white with purple-pink stamens. Female flowers purple-pink with a deep chocolate pistil. Both flowers are fragrant. A good pollinator for other cultivars of the species. Blooms in May. Very interesting, unusual fruits resembling sausages with edible flesh. Stems twine round the supports. Suitable for training up fences and various supports. It can be left to climb up the trees Ideal for growing over arbours, pergolas or gates.