Re: climber for a condominium patio? Hi! You seem to know a lot about akebia quinata. Congratulations. I have one in my garden in south of France. That's right that I've never pruned it. Reading you, I came to think I really should. Could you confirm that's the problem of my akebia which has barely grown in 3 yrs time and only bloomed once ? I really love it and I am desperate to see it as luxuriant as it should. Thanks all for any clue, and sorry for my approximative english langage.