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AKEBIA LONGERACEMOSA B&SWJ3606

Lardizabalaceae

Vanilla-scented soft red flowers in dangling grape-like heads topped by larger red-black flowers, later than A.quinata - May-Jul, long sausage-shaped purplish fruits. Climber 3-5m, sun, well-drained soil. Collected N.Taiwan. Evergreen 5 lobed foliage. . Bob's score = 9 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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AKEBIA LONGERACEMOSA B&SWJ3606

AKEBIA QUINATA

Lardizabalaceae

Semi-evergreen twining climber, vanilla scented deep puce flowers Mar-May and sometimes strange edible purplish fruits which do taste of mild melon-flavoured tapioca, 3-5m. "Nothing quite so insulting as, "Semi-evergreen"", disproved. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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AKEBIA QUINATA

AKEBIA QUINATA VARIEGATED

Lardizabalaceae

Each pretty palmately-held leaflet is covered with random cream variegation. Heavy clusters of plum-purple flowers Mar-May, climber, 2-5m. The variegation is less obvious on young growth.

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AKEBIA QUINATA VARIEGATED

AKEBIA QUINATA X HOLBOELLIA LATIFOLIA

Fruits borne 9/9/09 on my single Akebia quinata bush can only have been pollinated by crossing with the adjacent Holboellia latifolia in flower at the same time. We'll see!

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AKEBIA QUINATA x HOLBOELLIA LATIFOLIA



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