General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Plant Spread: 8-10 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Fruit
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Flood Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Bees
Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Common names
  • Five-Leaf Chocolate Vine
  • White-Flowered Chocolate Vine
  • Five-Leaf Akebia
  • Raisin Vine
Also sold as:
  • Alba
  • Shiro Bana
  • Shiro-Bana
  • Albiflora
  • Albiflorus

Photo Gallery
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-28
Akebia quinata 'Alba', 2015, White Chocolate Vine, a-KEE-bee-uh k
Location: Litchfield, NH
Date: 2017-10-16
Ripe Seed Pods
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-28
Akebia quinata 'Alba', 2015, White Chocolate Vine, a-KEE-bee-uh k
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-28
Akebia quinata 'Alba', 2015, White Chocolate Vine, a-KEE-bee-uh k
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Litchfield, NH
Date: 2013-05-14
Location: Litchfield, NH
Date: 2013-05-08
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-28
Akebia quinata 'Alba', 2015, White Chocolate Vine, a-KEE-bee-uh k
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-01-31
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-22
Location: Washington
Date: 2015-10-21
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-22
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