Akebia trifoliata - Chocolate Vine
Akebia trifoliata - Chocolate Vine
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Akebia trifoliata - Chocolate Vine

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Well behaved and moderate growing vine to about 20 feet (mine grows in light shade under high deciduous trees). Leaflets are larger and more attractive with some shade, and have a tropical look. Looks attractive all summer without supplemental watering. Recovers quickly after heavy pruning and does not spread aggressively.

The fruit has a delicate flavor and a soft juicy texture. The flavor can be enhanced by the addition of a little lemon juice. Valued more as a novelty, the fruit looks somewhat like a deep-purple colored sausage. The fruit is 7 - 13cm long. The dried young leaves are used as a tea substitute

  • Type: Vine
  • Zone: 5 to 8
  • Height: 4-6 feet
  • Spread: 1.50 feet
  • Bloom Time: Mid Spring
  • Bloom Description: Maroon/Burgundy
  • Sun: Full Shade to part shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Flower: Showy
  • Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
  • Edible fruit