Chocolate Vine

Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinata

Chocolate Vine


A native of Japan, this is a hardy climber, very vigorous, with fragrant, chocolate-purple flowers followed by sausage-shaped edible fruits. 40ft (12m). Seeds from Chiltern Seeds.

Seven seeds soaked overnight and sown into coir pots.

Genus: Akebia

Species: quinata

Family Name: Lardizabalaceae

Seed Catalogue No.: 67

English Name(s): Chocolate Vine

Hardiness: Hardy

Lifecycle: Perennial

Type: Climber

Colour: Purple/Lavender

Flowers: April, May