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09/05/2013 at 15:09

Hi folks. I hope someone can help me. I've just spotted an interesting climber in someone's garden whilst walking the dog. It's not something I've seen before but looked very attractive in the sunshine. Any ideas?

Cheers

James

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/8722356389_b4fa00631c.jpg

 

09/05/2013 at 15:43

Chocloate Vine or more properly Akebia quinata.

09/05/2013 at 15:58

Yes I agree with Berghill.  My sister has one. (It does,nt seem to smell much of chocolate though!)

09/05/2013 at 17:03

Ah great thanks!! I might have to get one. It would be nice to have my own crop of Dairy Milks in the Summer.

Cheers

James

09/05/2013 at 17:27

I have one. Why doesn't mine flower?

09/05/2013 at 19:19

I have Akebia quinata and also the cream form - the flowers are a bit smaller but just as exquisite

Nutcutlet - because of where it is planted our Akebia quinata gets chopped back quite ruthlessly after it has flowered.

Pam LL

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/fruitblossom016-1.jpg

 

 

09/05/2013 at 20:50

Now that is exquisite. Does it produce  runners which root as they go, like the red version?

09/05/2013 at 21:28

I love that white one Pam. I'll give mine a haircut this year and see if it gets flowers next

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