Akebia Varieties:

There is just a handful of vines that thrive in shade, and Akebia is one of the best. We love it's dainty scented spring flowers and cute palmate leaves. Its super fast, so when the goal is to cover an unsightly view, Akebia is a good option. Akebias have the added bonus of producing fruit!

Fruits are 3" long and lavender or blue in color. The edible portion is inside; a seedy treat that is covered in gelatinous goo! Two different varieties must be planted closely together in order to produce fruit.

All Akebia vines are fast-growing to around 25-30', grow in sun or shade, and are hardy to Zone 5-6.



Akebia quinata – Five-leaf Akebia

Dusky purple flowers and blue-green leaves with purple new growth. Leaves are on the smaller side, about 2-3" across.

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Akebia quinata 'Shirobana'

Pale yellow to white flowers, large yellow-green leaves and dark purple fruit. This variety is really vigorous and healthy.

Vines for year-round interest.

Vines have an essential role in creating the look and feel you want in your yard and often have the added benefit of easy care.