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Silver Bells™ Chocolate Vine

Silver Bells™ Chocolate Vine

Bears Sweet-Flavored Fruit and Smells Like Chocolate!

This 15- to 20-ft. vine not only smells like dessert, it also produces loads of lovely, lilac-purple flowers from May through June. Hardy in Zones 4-9, Chocolate Vine bears unique, leathery leaves that grow in attractive clusters and are evergreen in milder climates. Can be used as a climber on arbors, trellises and fences or as a lush ground cover. Large, edible seedpods ripen in early autumn and taste like tapioca pudding! Prefers full sun to partial shade. Plant two varieties for pollination. Potted plants.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 15 feet
  • Light Requirements Full sun to partial shade.
This item ships in Spring.

#84519

$29.99
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$29.99
Out Of Season Ships in Spring.
Unable to ship to: WI
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Akebia quinata 'Silver Bells'
  • Height: 15 feet
  • Spacing: 8-10 feet.
  • Depth: Same depth as it is in the pot.
  • Spread: 15 feet
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: The blooms open in mid-spring in most climates, with three large, curved petals (actually sepals) of creamy white surrounding a rosy-red, star-shaped center.
  • Foliage: Large bright green foliage that remains evergreen in warm climates.
  • Blooms: Mid to late spring, remain for weeks, subtle fragrance.
  • Form: Vine
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in Spring after flowering if needed. Can be cut back to ground level at the end of growing season.
  • Size: Small 3 petaled blossoms. The female flowers are significantly larger than the male flowers, about twice as large. The calyx on female flowers is about 2cm, male flowers calices are approximately 1 cm.
  • Fruit: Lozenge-shaped fruit that makes fine jellies and jams.
  • Pollinator: Plants contain both female & male flowers but do not self-pollinate readily- needs cross-pollination with a second variety to produce fruit.
  • Yield: 10-15 lbs at maturity.

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B-2A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B-3B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A-6A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7A 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B-8B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A-10B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/19/2018
10/38/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Akebia quinata 'Silver Bells'
  • Height: 15 feet
  • Spacing: 8-10 feet.
  • Depth: Same depth as it is in the pot.
  • Spread: 15 feet
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: The blooms open in mid-spring in most climates, with three large, curved petals (actually sepals) of creamy white surrounding a rosy-red, star-shaped center.
  • Foliage: Large bright green foliage that remains evergreen in warm climates.
  • Blooms: Mid to late spring, remain for weeks, subtle fragrance.
  • Form: Vine
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in Spring after flowering if needed. Can be cut back to ground level at the end of growing season.
  • Size: Small 3 petaled blossoms. The female flowers are significantly larger than the male flowers, about twice as large. The calyx on female flowers is about 2cm, male flowers calices are approximately 1 cm.
  • Fruit: Lozenge-shaped fruit that makes fine jellies and jams.
  • Pollinator: Plants contain both female & male flowers but do not self-pollinate readily- needs cross-pollination with a second variety to produce fruit.
  • Yield: 10-15 lbs at maturity.
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B-2A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B-3B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A-6A 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B 8/31/18 - 10/26/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7A 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B-8B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A-10B 8/31/18 - 11/9/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/19/2018
10/38/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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