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Chocolate Vine (Fiveleaf Akebia)

 

 

This fast-growing climber has decorative twining stems that are best grow against a wall or tree or used as a ground cover in large spaces. Its dainty rounded leaves are mid-green above and bluish-green beneath. Dull purple vanilla scented blooms appear in dangling clusters in spring.

Akebia quinata

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible : Yes

Fruit length : 2.5- 4<>

Fruit color : Purplish

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 2-3"

Leaf shape : Dainty, 5 deep leaflets

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes - Vanilla

Flower shape : Dangling clusters

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity height : 15- 30 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 2-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes