Five-Leaf Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinata 'Shirobana')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Alba
Shiro Bana
Shiro-Bana
Albiflora
Albiflorus

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

Akebia quinata 'Alba', 2015, White Chocolate Vine, a-KEE-bee-uh k

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