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Q.About Cross Fertilization In Akebia Quinata

Zone uk | denmans added on April 5, 2022 | Answered

I had two plants but one died before it ever flowered. I see I can propagate with cuttings or layering. But would plants produced in this way ever cross pollinate to produce fruit?

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Answered on April 6, 2022

You will need, both, a male and female plants in this case. A clone from one sex or the other will remain that sex.

In plants, there is a way to cause a sex change, chemically, but this is done with chemicals that are less than safe to work with.


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Answered on April 6, 2022

Thanks BushDoctor but I don't think you are correct. Although Akebia is not self fertilizing it does bear both male and female flowers:

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