Chocolate vine is a plant which belongs to the Akebia genus. Blooms produce a distinctive slight lavender-like scent. Leaves appear approximately as a Light green colour. It is a semi-edible flower that typically grows as a semi-evergreen, which is defined as a plant that is evergreen in mild areas but otherwise deciduous. Normally grows with a vine habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.
As Chocolate vine is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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Will grow rapidly, compare to Kudzu. Can overtake other plants quickly. Estimated growth per season: over 30 feat in length. Will combine vines to reach for trees, fences, etc.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun. Keep in mind when planting that Chocolate vine is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
Soak seeds in water and let stand 24 hours. Cold stratify by sealing seeds in ziploc bag, along with a handful of moist vermiculite. Refrigerate 30-60 days. Sow 3/4 inch deep in soil mix of sand and loam. Likes full sun – keep lightly moist – not wet. Germination usually occurs within 2-3 weeks. 1
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Chocolate vine so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Chocolate vine so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Chocolate vine plants:
Monkey vine, Five leaf akebia
Chocolate vine care instructions
How long does Chocolate vine take to grow?
1 “Whatcom Seed Co. Insert”