Botanical Name: Akebia quinata Add
Common Name: Five-Leaf Akebia  
Plant photo of: Akebia quinata
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Vine


Height Range

3-6', 6-12', 12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color

Pink, Purple


Flower Season



Leaf Color

Blue Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Japanese


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest



Location Uses

Patio, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Erosion Control


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Connon Nursery, JJ Neilso
  • Description

  • Notes

This vine grows to 20' and bears small, pendant, dark burgundy purple flowers in spring and edible fruit in summer. The three flared, round petals are cup-shaped. It exhibits a delicate, woodsy look with dark green palmate leaves and oval leaflets. This deciduous plant should be grown in sun to part shade and should receive average watering.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.