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Akebia quinata grows to 10 m (30 ft) or more in height and has compound leaves with five leaflets. The flowers are clustered in racemes and are chocolate-scented, with three or four sepals. The fruits are sausage-shaped pods which contain edible pulp.
Plants are evergreen in mild winters. Since the chocolate vine growth rate is so fast, it makes an excellent cover for arbors, trellises, pergolas or fences.
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.
The Albertia manga's glossy leaves, brilliant flowers, and fruits, makes this is an aristocrat in gardens. It grows best in areas with moist climates,but doesn't like to be in areas with dry heat or cold temperatures.The Albertia manga is usually slow growing, but it will flower while still small.
This new hybrid between A. cathartica and A. violacea (bush and vine Allamanda) has amazing features: it is a compact bush that produces maroon-red blooms all year. Favorite wine-red flowers now are not only on a vining Allamanda, but also on a small bush! Spectacular flowering plant, great as a gift, as well as specimen container plant.
Tree Aloe is grown mainly as an ornamental or as an accent plant, but is also an excellent and impenetrable hedge plant. Established plants will survive a drought quite well, but for the benefit of the plant, water should be provided.