Akebia quinata, chocolate vine

Category: Vines
Family: Lardizabalaceae
Origin: Asia
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: light brown
Bloom Time: spring
Height: 20 ft
Width: 10 ft
Exposure: sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: -20 F
Description: This five-leaflet friendly sausage vine will gently cling to trellises and trees. The flowers are insignificant but the fruit is an amazing hotdog bun-sized exocarp containing a hotdog-sized edible sweet seedy pulp. Though it's listed as invasive in some states, we highly recommend it.