This 15- to 20-ft. vine not only smells like dessert, it also produces loads of lovely, lilac purple flowers from May through June. Hardy in Zones 4-9, Chocolate Vine bears unique, leathery leaves that grow in attractive clusters and are evergreen in milder climates. Can be used as a climber on arbors, trellises and fences or as a lush ground cover. Large, edible seedpods ripen in early autumn and taste like tapioca pudding! Prefers full sun to partial shade. Ships in 4" pot. Zones 4-10. Akebia quintata 'Silver Bells'
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Botanical Name: Akebia quintata 'Silver Bells'
Common Name: Silver Bells™ Chocolate Vine
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 15 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4-10
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring
Winter Care: not needed
Shipping Season: Fall
Flower Color: red
Flower Form: Small dark rose flowers with 3 petals, held in groups of 2 to 5 flowers. Separate male and female flowers on the same plant.
Foliage Type: Unusual looking leathery leaves, evergreen in mild climates
Pruning: Prune in Spring after flowering if needed After flowering in late Spring
Soil Requirement: normal soil is fine, no special needs
Additional Information: Plant produces male and female flowers on the same vine.
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I received three plants from you. The are in great condition and very well rooted. I had received plants from other nurseries not as healthy or mature enough. Thank you or the great plants ! You guys rock !
I planted this about 2 years ago. It's healthy and growing but there has not been one flower on it since I got it.