Chocolate vine (Akebia quinata)
- Semi-deciduous twining climber with soft green foliage.Produces fragrant purple-chocolate coloured flowers in spring.
- Useful for covering fences, walls or pergola.
- Position: full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Protect from frost when the plant is young.
- Water requirements: keep moist during dry spells.
- Size: can reach 10 metres. Prune after flowering to keep to the desired size.