Chocolate Vine now in flower at the Dorothy Clive Garden
Akebia quinata, a loose-scrambling climber from the far East and also known as chocolate vine, is currently flowering in the Edible Woodland at the Dorothy Clive Garden.
It’s maroon-chocolate flowers are clustered along the stems and have an exotic spicy fragrance with a hint of vanilla. The spring flowering climber grows well in moist but well-drained soil and ideally with some shelter. An old tree stump or sturdy tree make a great home for this climbing plant.
Don’t miss this vine currently in flower in our Edible Woodland at the Dorothy Clive Garden.