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Akebia quinata


Akebia quinata is a decorative, twining climber with flowers that smell like chocolate and vanilla!

Akebia quinata is a decorative, twining climber with attractive semi-evergreen to deciduous leaves and intriguing flowers. The leaves are divided into five leaflets. The flowers appear in clusters of purple and mauve and smell like chocolate and vanilla, hence the common name chocolate vine. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Chocolate Vine - [Clematis Pre-Order]

Family: Lardizabalaceae (The Lardizabala Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

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

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