Chocolate Vine, Five-leaf Akebia Akebia quinata - Akebia micrantha, Akebia sempervirens, Rajania quinata

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Botanical Name:

Akebia quinata







Common Name:

Chocolate Vine, Five-leaf Akebia

30 feet
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  • Akebia quinata

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:

Akebia quinata ( Chocolate Vine or Five-leaf Akebia ) is a shrub that is native to Japan , China and Korea . more...
* A vine with curious fragrant purplish flowers, sometimes followed by equally curious 2-4" sausage-shaped violet fruits, handsome compound leaves with five leaflets, useful screening plant, grows very quickly. more...
* The fruit has a delicate flavour and a soft, juicy texture.
* The plant was ranked 13th in a survey of 250 potential antifertility plants in China.

The peeled stems are very pliable and can be used in basket making.
* The flowers have a spicy fragrance, reminiscent of vanilla. more...

Please be careful where you plant this. Once it is established it can be very hard to remove and does spread.