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Akebia quinata 'Shiro Bana'


Akebia 'Shiro Bana' is a decorative, twining climber with attractive leaves and chocolate-scented, white flowers.

Akebia is a decorative, twining climber with attractive leaves and chocolate-scented flowers. The leaves are divided into five leaflets. The white flowers of 'Shiro Bana' appear are a nice colour break from the normal dark purple.

Common Name: Chocolate Vine

Family: Lardizabalaceae (The Lardizabala Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods, hedges, thickets in mountainous areas. Forest margins along streams, scrub on mountain slopes.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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