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Akebia quinata 'Silver Bells'


Akebia 'Silver Bells' is a Chocolate vine with attractive leaves and vanilla-scented, white and purple flowers.

This Akebia is a decorative twining climber with attractive leaves and delicious vanilla-scented flowers instead of the common chocolate vine scent. The leaves are divided into five leaflets which emerge with a tinge of purple fading to bluish-green. 'Silver Bells' has white bell-shaped flowers that open to reveal deep purple flower interiors. Female flowers may present themselves as a dull rose to purple, star-shaped flower. A vigorous grower reaching heights and spreads up to 15 feet.

Common Name: Chocolate Vine

Family: Lardizabalaceae (The Lardizabala Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods, hedges, thickets in mountainous areas. Forest margins along streams, scrub on mountain slopes.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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