Akebia quinata

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Akebia quinata

A potassium salt-rich climbing vine, the stem of which contains saponin and sapogenin and has antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity. It is used in herbal medicine as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic, and for dry mouth, laryngitis, and sinusitis, and to promote secretion and ease childbirth.
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Other evergreen climbing plant choices include Clematis armandii with its delightfully almond-scented white flowers in spring, or semi-evergreen, such as the chocolate vine, Akebia quinata.
The bride's cake was a six-tiered ivory and white creation adorned with a dark chocolate vine and array of multi-hued hydrangeas and roses.
THE chocolate vine, or akebia, produces muddy-coloured flowers that hang from the branches in long clusters in spring.
Bionda-Bruna is adding cream, cornflower blue and berry to its Chocolate Montalla line of dinnerware, serveware and vases and bowls, which feature a chocolate vine silhouette.
I have just planted the vigorous climber Akebia Quinata, the Chocolate Vine, semi evergreen with vanilla-scented flowers.
Chocolate Vine - Akebia quinata - Carol struggles to get it to flower but loves the scented flowers and the strange sausage shaped seed pods, when they develop.
The chocolate vine also looks lovely, but it loses its leaves in winter.
If there is a wall or fence next to the area, then you could cover it with chocolate vine, golden hop or honeysuckle.