Akebia

Akebia Growing Information

Akebia Quinata
Fiveleaf Akebia / Chocolate Vine

Planting:

Set out plants 15 to 20 feet apart in a light, well drained soil of average fertility. To train the vine to climb, provide a sturdy support. To use as a ground cover, plant away from cultivated areas as A. quinata produces invasive underground runners and stems that root readily upon touching the soil.


Maintenance:

Little if any fertilization is required, but water thoroughly during periods of drought. Prune every year, either in fall or early spring-don’t be afraid to prune to the ground to control this vigorous spreader.


Zones:

Zones 4 to 9