Akebia quinata

Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine

Light and graceful, these vines are attractive as ground covers, or growing on a fence or an arbor. Vines are deciduous, or evergreen in mild climates. Their dark-colored fragrant flowers appear in clusters in spring. Hand pollination required for production of their sweet grayish-purple fruits, which are eaten in Japan. Prune to control growth of this vigorous vine.
Akebia quinata, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine
This fine-textured, twining vine has elegant bluish green, palmately compound leaves. The chocolate-purple flowers are noticeable, but not showy, and have a fragrance reminiscent of vanilla.

Attributes - Akebia quinata

Plant Type: Ground Cover, Vine

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 15 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.

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