Chocolate vine

Akebia quinata

Chocolate vine - Akebia quinata

Common Name: Chocolate vine
Genus: Akebia
Species: quinata

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March to May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A very pretty climber this has beautiful maroon-chocolate flowers which have an exotic spicy fragrance with a hint of vanilla and appear in spring. They stand out against the bright green three-lobed leaves which have a purple tinge in winter. This unusual semi-evergreen climber is excellent for training over low walls or up a trellis and in a warm summer large sausage-shaped fruit can form.

  • Garden Care: Prune back after flowering where necessary.

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