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Akebia quinata 'Purple Bouquet'

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Family: Lardizabalaceae
Genus: Akebia (a-KEE-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: quinata (kwi-NAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Bouquet

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vines and Climbers

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative coriaceous On Feb 27, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

I've had to deal with this species in a garden where a neighbor had allowed it to climb a fence. It required endless attention. It grows with astonishing speed, and I was continually pulling up 12' runners that were already rooting at every node. It also twines about and strangles any woody plant it can reach. Untangling it was immensely time-consuming.

The height of this species is limited only by the height of its support. It can climb tall trees.

This species has naturalized in 16 states and has been reported invasive of natural areas in 6. I know it's taken over hundreds of acres of woodland on the Biltmore estate in NC.

Negative turektaylor On May 28, 2008, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

this plant is considered 'armed and dangerous' by the usda plant division. it was brought here and escaped cultivation in the mid 1800's and is choking out our native plants. once established , it's almost impossible to eradicate.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Akebia quinata 'Purple Bouquet' (SEG) (z5)
Slower growing and more compact (for a smaller area), this vine offers the same unique five-fingered foliage and abundant clusters of mauve-purple flowers. S-PSh/Med

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida
Apex, North Carolina
Woodsfield, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Artondale, Washington



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