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five-leaf akebia 'Variegata'

Akebia quinata 'Variegata'

five-leaf akebia 'Variegata'

Akebia quinata 'Variegata'

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

A vigorous climber. Semi-evergreen leaves are composed of 5 leathery, deep green leaflets mottled with white. Pale pink, fragrant flowers open in May. A good pollinator for other cultivars of the species. It has very interesting, sausage-shaped fruit with edible flesh. The stems twine round the supports. The variegation is more pronounced in full sun. Suitable for training up fences and various supports. It can also be left to climb up the trees. Ideal for growing over arbours, pergolas or gates.