10 years to reach maturity
Generally not harvested
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Chocolate Vine Overview
Akebia trifoliata is a deciduous, strong-growing, climber in the Lardizabalaceae family. It produces varieable-shaped leaves in spring coloured a beautiful bronze shade. Foliage slowly turns dark green and cascades of deep red-purple, cup-shaped flowers appear in spring. Leading on to purple sausage-shaped fruits.
Common problems with Chocolate Vine
Generally pest & disease free
How to propagate Chocolate Vine
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Other uses of Chocolate Vine
A perfect climber for wall side borders or borders provided there is a trellis or tree for it to scramble up.