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Hi help please growing on my clematis 

never seen them before 

are they poisonous?




  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,145

    Strange leaves for a Clematis ! They look like figs, never seen those growing on a Clematis. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,877

    they are not growing on your clematis.

    They look like akebia fruit.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    Definitely not a clematis.  They may be passion fruit.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Figs are green I think 

    passion fruit are small & full of tiny pips

    thsee are pear shaped 

    thanks so far 

    always beleived these were clematis as flowered earlier 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • The fruit on my rampant passionflower are like orange apricots and they do make quite a nice jelly.  These are not they.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,580

    I think akebia too.  Figs can be green or purple.

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,708

    Akebia quinata fruit. Surely you can spot that Akebia climber growing in the  vicinity of your clematis? Where do you live? Normally akebias don't produce mature fruit in colder climates. 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687

    It is possible that the Akebia Quinata climber belongs on the neighbour's side of fence as I can see evidence of the fruit hanging on the other side of the fence. It's also very possible that the flowers were not so obvious in the early spring time. Their leaves are quite small and if there is a Clematis growing around the same area, the leaves will have been covered up.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,286

    definitely Akebia Quinata. There were some fruiting in a garden Nutcutlet and I visited think it was last year ... Was it Oxborough Hall in Norfolk?

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