How to grow Akebia plant

Akebia plant growing vine of the genus Akebia also known as Chocolate vine, Akebia plant perennial evergreen or deciduous plant in cold climate, fruits edible but mostly used as ornamental fragrant plant and as hedge plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 4-9.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Akebia plant flower

Flower fragrant color can be: purple, pink, white or red with 3 petals.

Fruits edible, peel color purple, the inner part is white.

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Requirements for Akebia plant growing and care:

Well-drained soil, moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Control and design

Size of the plant:
5-10m, 15-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Purple, pink, white or red flowers with 3 petals, the flowers are fragrant

Scientific name:


Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone