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A climbing shrub with purplish flowers, deeply divided leaves, and purple berries. Native to eastern Asia, it is grown as an ornamental in North America.
- ‘Fiveleaf akebia is a vigorous vine that grows as a groundcover and climbs shrubs and trees by twining.’
- ‘Fiveleaf akebia is deciduous in cooler climates but may remain evergreen in the warmer regions, such as Louisiana.’
- ‘Fiveleaf akebia is a deciduous, twining, woody vine that rapidly grows to 20-40’.’
- ‘Keeping her akebias in containers is also good insurance for the bride-to-be.’
- ‘This one is now busily threading its way through the established akebia, sharing the same arbor.’
- ‘I'm particularly fond of akebias, not least because they produce edible fruits.’
- ‘I cut my akebia almost to the ground and, thinking I had killed it, I dug it up and moved it to an inconspicuous place.’
1837: modern Latin, coined by J. Decaisne, French botanist, from Japanese akebi.
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