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Chocolate Vine in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Akebia quinata

 

Chocolate Vine

A fast growing spreading semi evergreen plant with bearing fragrant purple flowers in clusters in the spring followed by a lighter purple fruit. Does not like being disturbed.

 
plant Features
  • Chocolate Vine likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Chocolate Vine likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Chocolate Vine is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Chocolate Vine likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Chocolate Vine

Latin name

Akebia quinata

type

Climber

family

Lardizabalaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chocolate Vine likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Chocolate Vine is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Chocolate Vine likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Chocolate Vine likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chocolate Vine is 7.00meters x 11.00meters 7.00 M 11.00 M

Akebia quinata

A fast growing spreading semi evergreen plant with bearing fragrant purple flowers in clusters in the spring followed by a lighter purple fruit. Does not like being disturbed.


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Purple flowers in spring followed by pale purple berries.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown plants in spring in full sun or partial shade in any soil.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant container grown plants out in autumn in full sun or partial shade in any soil.

 

Propagation by cutting

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seeds under glass in spring.

 
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