Very healthy climbing plant. Much appreciated for its delicate leaves and long lasting foliage. Low-maintenance, almost no pruning necessary. Can be used for a variety of facade planting applications; ideal for high greening, drainpipes, plant walls, canopies and so on... >>>Price
Also known as "chocolate vine," "five-leaf chocolate vine," and "five-leaf akebia" (Latin: Akebia quint // Akebia trifoliata).
A sunny to (semi-) shaded location, warm, and preferably protected from wind. Nutrient-rich, sandy-humid, well-drained soil with regular water provision. Distance from plant to plant: 1 - 2.5 meters. >>> Price
This twiner's initial growth is rather slow, but with good care will display dense foliage after 2-3 years, and can grow up to 10 m in height. Ground runners can compensate for the bare lower area. A good watering regime and relatively mild weather will ensure that the foliage will last well into winter. In warmer climates, (for example, wine-growing regions), the plant is semi-evergreen. Has red-brown flower tufts/clusters in early spring, only visible at close range. The bizarre, edible fruit develops - if at all - only in the warmer wine-growing regions. Cut every 2-3 years to thin out; occasional rigorous pruning of single shoots in early spring will stimulate new shoots in the base area.
Use a trellis with vertical lines that are approx. 25cm apart from each other. With horizontal lines, it would be necessary to weave the shoots by hand. Look at the bottom of the page to find suitable cable systems. Use medium or heavy-duty climbing support systems, or better, massive systems for high greening areas. Light systems are suitable for potted plants.