Akebia Vines

will my akebia thrieve in an antique metal crate about 18 X 24″ X 12″ tall?

Zone 95648 | jeanbruinsdavies added on October 1, 2018 | Answered

It has not arrived as yet, coming through the mail. I live in Sacramento, CA.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on October 2, 2018

That's not easy to answer. The size of the crate sounds okay for a short term period of time, a couple of years maybe. But Akebia is a large growing vine and will need more soil volume eventually. Will you be able to transplant it out?
Does the crate have solid sides and bottom? With drainage? Because if it is too porous in anyway the soil will dry out too readily; if it doesn't drain well the soil may stay too wet and cause root rot.
I would also be concerned about the material of an antique metal crate. Is it possible that the soil could become contaminated with heavy metals from lead paint, corrosion or flaking.
Think about those factors and here's an article to help you get the growing conditions right:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Akebia Vines
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More