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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.
Fruit edible : Yes
Fruit length : 2.5- 4<>
Fruit color : Purplish
Leaf length : 2-3"
Leaf shape : Dainty, 5 deep leaflets
Leaf color : Green
Flower fragrance : Yes - Vanilla
Flower shape : Dangling clusters
Flower color : Purple
Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous
Average size maturity height : 15- 30 ft.
Growth rate : Fast
USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)
Sunset zone : 2-24
Water requirements : Regular
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes
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