This plant has a mild fragrance
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Long-Racemed Akebia Overview
Akebia longeracemosa is a twining, semi-evergreen climber that produces hanging, spicy vanilla-scented, cup-shaped, red-purple flowers in spring. Foliage is divided into oblong leaflets which may develop a purple tinge in winter. Originating from Taiwan and also known as Long-Racemed Akebia, flowers may be followed - if cross-pollinated by another Akebia clone - by purple, sausage-shaped fruits that can measure up to 10cm in length. Grow this attractive and unusual hardy plant in full sun to partial shade and in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. It can be lightly trimmed after flowering. Tolerant of most conditions, once planted, it doesn't like to be moved. Akebia longeracemosa can often be seen growing in wallside borders in cottage - and other informal - garden styles.
How to propagate Long-Racemed Akebia
Softwood in summer