Common Name: Chocolate vine
Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 10.00 m (1000 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen||Flower Colour: Purple|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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.
Akebia quinata (cream-flowered)