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Akebia trifoliata 'Big Fruit'

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Woody-stemmed, twining climber with leaves comprising of three leaflets, which are purple flushed in spring. Vanilla-chocolate scented, dark purple flowers appear in early spring (in March for us) followed by late summer with sausage shaped purplish fruits to 13cm long, if pollinated. Best grown in full sun to part shade in drained soil. Second generation seed raised grown from a cultivar we acquired in Japan grown for its large edible fruit. For fruit you must have two clones (seedlings) i.e. not cuttings from the same plant as are normally offered in Western cultivation.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Lardizabalaceae) Akebia trifoliata 'Big Fruit'
Group Colour Blooms Size
Climber Purple Early spring, spring medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Deciduous autumn colour Japan
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
Yes EDIBLE fruit
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