Chocolate Vine now in flower at the Dorothy Clive Garden

 In Gardens, vines

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.

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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.20170419_143948

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