Akebia trifoliata, Chocolate Vine, Three-leaf Akebia

Akebia trifoliata

Chocolate Vine, Three-leaf Akebia
Family: Lardizabalaceae
Origin: China, Korea, Japan
USDA Zone: 5-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersEdible plantDeciduous plantEthnomedical plant.
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Akebia trifoliata is a deciduous Climber growing to 9 m (29ft 6in) at a fast rate.

Flavor varies greatly in akebias, even within the same species, with some individuals displaying a complex flavor profile resembling a mixture of banana, passionfruit and litchi, with others being mild, or even insipid.

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Akebia trifoliata, Chocolate Vine, Three-leaf Akebia
Akebia trifoliata, Chocolate Vine, Three-leaf Akebia

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