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*Attention* our garden center is closed to the public. You may place an order for pickup by ordering online or calling us at 800-391-8892 to reserve a time to pick up your order. If you are wanting to have your order shipped, please read our shipping policies page and our guarantee page.

Deep Purple Akebia

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$19.99
SKU H315
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(Akebia trifoliata) A rare species similar to the other akebias except it has groups of three, not five leaves. This cultivar has pretty purple-black intensely fragrant flowers.

These beautiful, fast growing vines thrive 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 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 casts on walls. The soft young shoots are used in salads or for salt pickling. Given something to climb on, the twining vine can grow 20 feet 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. Prohibited to WI.

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$19.99
SKU H315