Akebia x pentaphylla

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Akebia x pentaphylla Makino

Lardizabalaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   5

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: digitate

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: follicle

53B / 8d1523 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Lardizabalales

Akebia x pentaphylla is a climber.

Naming

Akebia x pentaphylla was described by Tomitarô Makino. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Akebia x pentaphylla is a species in the genus Akebia which contains approximately 6 to 7 species and belongs to the family of the Lardizabalaceae (Lardizabala Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers are comparatively long-lived.

Leaves

Akebia x pentaphylla is deciduous. The digitate leaves are alternate. The leaflets have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Akebia x pentaphylla produces racemes of dark bordeaux cup-shaped flowers.

The climbers produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Akebia x pentaphylla is native to Japan.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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