Akebias

(Akebia quintata) A beautiful, fast growing vine that thrives with little care and you'll love the weird looking fruit! It is a beautiful evergreen in the Pacific Northwest and warmer areas, and deciduous in colder climates. The abundant May flowers are very fragrant. The vine occasionally produces bizarre looking five inch (occasionally much larger) long pink, or blue skinned fruit. Inside is a tasty roll of white seedy pulp that makes a tropical tasting clear jelly or flavorful drink. To get pollination and fruit, plant two of the varieties we offer. Native to Northern Japan, the durable vines are prized for basket making and admired for the intricate silhouetted patterns the foliage cast on walls. The soft young shoots are used for salads or for salt pickling. Given something to climb on the twining vine can grow 20' a year. It may be pruned severely each year if you wish to control its rapid growth. Or it can run along the ground, rooting where branches touch and become an attractive ground cover. If neglected, it can naturalize and become a weed. USDA Zones 4-10. We offer sturdy plants in one gallon pots.

Interested in Akebias available now? Click this link to see our selection: http://www.raintreenursery.com/home.php?cat=518

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  • Purple Rose Akebia-One Quart Pot/SPRING
  • Purple Rose Akebia-One Quart Pot/SPRING

  • Catalog Number: H325
  • Our price: $16.50

  • Shiro Bana Akebia vine-One Quart Pot/SPRING
  • Shiro Bana Akebia vine-One Quart Pot/SPRING

  • Catalog Number: H335
  • Our price: $16.50

  • Silver Bells Akebia-One Quart Pot/SPRING
  • Silver Bells Akebia-One Quart Pot/SPRING

  • Catalog Number: H340
  • Our price: $16.50


Items listed on the website are what we have available this season. Items appearing in the Raintree catalog that are sold out do not appear on the website. If you are interested in reserving a sold out item for next year, call us at 1-800-391-8892.
LATE PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: If you live in an area where temperatures are now often above 75 degrees, it is too warm to plant bare root plants. You can call us and reserve for next season. For those of you in cooler areas, our bare root plants area dormant in cold storage and are in great condition to dig in and grow for you.

We advise soaking the roots for 24 hours before planting.
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