Akebia Chocolate Vine

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Akebia quinata

Akebia quinata, also known as the Chocolate Vine, has five leaves. It spreads quickly as either a vine (give it some structure to hold onto) or a ground-cover.

Fragrant purple flowers with chocolate centers appear with the new growth in spring. To keep this plant within whatever bounds you want it to stay, prune after it flowers.                                                     

 * Deer Resistant *

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Farmer, North Carolina

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennial Vine
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 20' - 30'
Spread 6' - 10'
Shape Climbing
Primary Foliage Color Medium Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Medium Green
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Dark Purple
Berries Black
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Sun to Shade
Water Preferences Average - Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Growing
Cold Hardiness Zone 4  to 8