Akebia Quinata

Life’s burdens feel easier when we’re surrounded by beauty. Passing through this arch on the way to our veggie garden never fails to fill me with thankfulness.

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Akebia quinata is a problem-free perennial vine here at Coppertop. We have two plants of the white flowering variety, so if going by their common name of chocolate vine, ours would be white chocolate.

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One vine blankets this arch, bordered by climbing hydrangeas, and the other is taking off on the black arches nearer to the house.

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Their fragrance is outstanding and strengthening! Right now they’re blooming, and it’s a joy to breathe deeply while passing beneath or nearby.

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Reglar pruning is essential for this quick grower that can reach 20-40′ with its twining vines.

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