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botanical name:
Akebia quinata 'Cream Form'
Akebia quinata 'Cream Form' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chocolate Vine
family:  Lardizabalaceae
characteristics: climber, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 10.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: twining
leaf colour: green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: violet
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Unusual form with scented flowers of cream with purple-maroon centres. Sausage shaped fruits follow later. Palmate green leaves. Vigorous climber of twining habit.

Any moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Easy to grow but dislikes root disturbance. Can become invasive. For good fruit production it is probably best to have several plants to enable cross-polination.

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