This is my first post here. Not only am I new to the forum, I am something of an amateur in the garden too. We are currently renovating our garden. The previous owner concreted over half the lawn and covered the other half in paving. There are no beds, no lawn, it's dreadful. On one side of the garden we have a 20m north-facing fence. I intend to plant an akebia there. I understand this is something of a love or hate plant, and that some people consider it a pest because it is so vigorous. Of course, in a completely bare garden and along such a long fench, fast growth is highly desirable.
My question is, considering the length of the fence, should I plant more than one akebia? If so, how many?
I am prepared for vigilient pruning duty, and I love the flowers on this plant so much that I think it is a good choice. If, however, you have very strong feelings to the contrary, I would welcome your feedback. We want something that will grow quickly, bears flowers, and is evergreen or as close to evergreen as possible.