On Hold 6 scion cuttings of Akebia trifoliata australis (aka Chocolate Vine)

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6 scion cuttings of Akebia trifoliata australis (aka Chocolate Vine) , cuttings will have no leaves, no roots.

You will receive cuttings fresh cut, wrapped in wet media, shipped in the box with tracking number within USA.

Akebia trifoliata australis
Common Name Akebia, Three Leaf Akebia
Family Lardizabalaceae
USDA hardiness 5-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky places in woods and thickets to 1800 meters. Semi deciduous forest margins, open forest along valleys, scrub on hillsides and by streams at elevations of 200 - 2100 meters.
Range E. Asia - China, Japan and Korea.
Weed Potential No

Bloom Color: Purple, Red Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Variable height, Variable spread.
Physical Characteristics
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Akebia trifoliata is a deciduous Climber growing to 9 m (29ft 6in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant). Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; North Wall.

Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses: Tea.
Fruit - raw. Sweet but insipid. The fruit has a delicate flavor and a soft juicy texture. The flavor can be enhanced by the addition of a little lemon juice. Valued more as a novelty, the fruit looks somewhat like a deep-purple colored sausage. The fruit is 7 - 13cm long. The dried young leaves are used as a tea substitute.

Medicinal Uses
For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Analgesic; Antibacterial; Antifungal; Anti-inflammatory; Ant tumor; Blood tonic; Cardio tonic; Diuretic;
Emmenagogue; Galactogogue.
The stems are analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti tumor. blood tonic, cardio tonic, diuretic, emmenagogue and galactogogue. Taken internally, it controls gram-positive bacterial and fungal infections and is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, lack of menstruation, to improve lactation etc. The stems are harvested in the autumn and dried for later use.

Other Uses
The peeled stems are very pliable. They can be bleached and used in basket making.

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Surface sow in a light position. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c. Stored seed should be given 1 month cold stratification and can be very difficult to germinate. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. The cuttings can be slow to root. Cuttings can also be taken of soft wood in spring. Root cuttings, December in a warm greenhouse. Layering in early spring. Very easy, the plants usually self-layer and so all you need to do is dig up the new plants and plant them out directly into their permanent positions.

Payment must be received within 3 days after the purchase, then I ship the item. Feel free to ask me any questions about this item. I am always glad to help you.
I prefer to ship at beginning of the week - Mondays or Wednesdays. Shipping first class mail with tracking number in USA. International buyers contact me first before you buy it , as I don't send to all countries due to their border plant entry control policies. I am not responsible for confiscated items due to quarantine inspection in your country. 6 scion cuttings of Akebia trifoliata australis (aka Chocolate Vine) Tags: rare,plant,Akebia,trifoliata,australis,Vine,Chocolate,liana
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