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Commonly known as: Chocolate vine.
Genus of about 5 species of deciduous or semi-evergreen twining climbers from forest margins in eastern Asia. The common name comes from the vanilla/chocolate spicy scent. It has become naturalised in the eastern USA and is hardy in milder parts of the UK
- Good to know - require warm springs and long, hot summers to fruit well.
- Pests & Diseases - none.
- Place of Origin - eastern Asia.
- Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - twining habit. Produces unusual sausage-shaped, fleshy, purple fruits.
- Deciduous - or semi evergreen.
- Against a wall - or into tree or over pergola.
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade
- Fertile moist well-drained soil