White Flowered Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinata 'Shirobana'

A vigorous vine with attractive green leaves comprised of five rounded leaflets. Dangling stalks of fragrant white flowers appear in early spring. Blooms may be followed by showy, four-inch long, edible purple fruit. Creates a quick cover for arbors in warm winter regions; slower growing in colder regions. Semi-evergreen.
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5 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-KEE-bee-a kwi-NAH-ta
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems reach 15 to 20 ft. long, with support.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Grows easily in most soil types; thrives in moist, well-drained, sandy loam. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer monthly to lean soils. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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