Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Akebia quinata, var. alba, White Chocolate Vine

Common Name: White Chocolate Vine

Genus: Akebia

Species: quinata

Cultivar or Variety: var. alba

Characteristics: This is a vine that is hardy into the mid teens. Genrally it blooms around February and March. While it may be called chocolate vine, it smells more fruity than chocolate. The white blooms are a real stand out though. Makes a great vine for a pergola. The white flowers have a maroon colored center.

Germination Tips: Germination is not easy and can take 30 to 180 days. Seed will not germinate all at the same time either.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
24- 30 days
30-40 days
40-60 days
4 months
5 months
6 months

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
10 - 15 feet

Plant Form
Vining
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White

Fragrance
Fruity

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
No

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