Akebia 'Silver Bells' is a Chocolate vine with attractive leaves and vanilla-scented, white and purple flowers.
This Akebia is a decorative twining climber with attractive leaves and delicious vanilla-scented flowers instead of the common chocolate vine scent. The leaves are divided into five leaflets which emerge with a tinge of purple fading to bluish-green. 'Silver Bells' has white bell-shaped flowers that open to reveal deep purple flower interiors. Female flowers may present themselves as a dull rose to purple, star-shaped flower. A vigorous grower reaching heights and spreads up to 15 feet.
Common Name: Chocolate Vine
Family: Lardizabalaceae (The Lardizabala Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Width: 10' and over
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Woods, hedges, thickets in mountainous areas. Forest margins along streams, scrub on mountain slopes.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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