Akebia quinata ‘Cream-flowered’

Common Name : chocolate vine 'Cream-flowered'Type : ClimberHabit : ClimbingFoliage : Semi-evergreenHeight : 4-8 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : CreamFlowering from : Februaryto AprilFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - AutumnFragrant Description

The mid green leaves of this semi-evergreen climber are tinged with purple in winter, and emerge flushed with bronze in spring. It makes an ideal backdrop for the scented, cream coloured flowers. This unusual semi-evergreen climber is excellent for training against walls or up a pergola, and in a warm summer, large sausage-shaped fruit may form.


2019.- Starts mid-February. Full bloom at the end of March. A cluster of late flowers in the last week of May! Covers the whole of the pergola and more!

2018.- First flowers mid-February. Then damaged by the frosts. Starts again at the end of March. Beautiful blooms mid-April. Reaches almost all the pergola.

2017.- Lots of flowers hanging through the pergola treillis (see the 2017 photos). Still no fruit to report, though.

2016.- First flowers appear at the beginning of February. In April sends shoots all over the pergola. In June the blackbirds set up a nest in the foliage on top of the N.-W. pergola post.

2015.- First foliage and flower buds at the beginning of March. First flower mid-March. Reaches the middle of the pergola in the summer.

Planted 1 specimen in October 2014 at the N.-W. corner of the pergola.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: N19