AKEBIA

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

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Or semi evergreen.
  • 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.
  • Against a wall
    Or into tree or over pergola.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Require warm springs and long, hot summers to fruit well.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of AKEBIA

AKEBIA longeracemosa

AKEBIA longeracemosa

Chocolate vine, Long-racemed akebia

Fragrant dark purple-red flowers in spring borne in pendulous racemes up to 15cm long

 
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AKEBIA x pentaphylla

AKEBIA x pentaphylla

Chocolate vine

a cross between A.quinata and A.trifoliata with dark purple flowers. Rare in cultivation

 
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AKEBIA quinata

AKEBIA quinata

Chocolate vine

semi-evergreen climber with reddish purple fragrant flowers

 
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AKEBIA quinata 'Alba'

AKEBIA quinata 'Alba'

Chocolate vine

unusual delicate creamy-white flowered variety which makes a pleasant contrast to the more common dark form

 
£20.00 each 
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AKEBIA trifoliata

AKEBIA trifoliata

Chocolate vine

3 rounded leaflets which open bronze and then turn dark glossy green. Purple flowers in long pendent racemes

 
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