About This Product
Botanical Name: Akebia quinata 'Shirobana'
Common Name: Shirobana Chocolate Vine, Fiveleaf Akebia
A woody deciduous vine with rich green, palmate leaves that divide into five oval leaflets. Dangling clusters of white flowers produce long, purple seed pods with an edible white pulp that ripens in fall. Fruits more reliably when cross-pollinated with another cultivar. Provide trellis for climbing. Can tolerate full shade.
USDA Zone: Zones 5 - 9
Sunset Zone: Zones 2 - 24
Mature Height: 15 - 30 feet
Mature Width: 15 - 30 feet
Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs: Regular