A rare three leaf species not often seen in American gardens, Deep Purple ™ Akebia forms a very attractive, semi-compact vine. It is unique for its larger, deep green foliage and abundant, almost black, fragrant flowers.
Latin Name: Akebia trifoliata
Site and Soil: Akebia likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: For fruit, plant two varieties for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Akebia is hardy to minus 25 F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height and 10-12 ft. wide on fence or other support.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Late September-October
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Akebia is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-43