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Chocolate Vine
Chocolate Vine

Chocolate Vine

$49.99

Chocolate vine is a perennial vine that is native to Asia as well as parts of North America. The chocolate vine gets its name both from the rich purplish-brown blooms that cover the vine, as well as the delicate chocolate scent of the flowers. The vine produces glossy dark green leaves that are oval-shaped and grow in clusters of five. The dangling flowers bloom in the spring (March to May), sometimes followed by fruits that resemble eggplants late in the summer. The fruit chocolate vines produce is edible, but not very enjoyable. If you choose to harvest it, you may recognize they resemble kiwi, with tiny black seeds embedded in the pulp. 

Growth Habit

This vine grows quickly and vigorously, adding several feet a growing season. Hardy in zones 4-8.

Care

Chocolate vine is shade tolerant and will grow well in covered woodland settings but the the best flowering and fruiting will occur when the plant is located in full sun, so if that is your priority, plant the vine somewhere where you can ensure it gets at least six hours of sunlight daily. Chocolate vine is mildly tolerant of drought-like conditions, so you can wait until the top inch or two of the soil is dry before watering. 

Toxicity

If your dog ingested a quantity of chocolate vine then you may see a mild gastro-enteritis but you should have no problems in terms of toxicity. Deer resistant.

Chocolate vine is a perennial vine that is native to Asia as well as parts of North America. The chocolate vine gets its name both from the rich purplish-brown blooms that cover the vine, as well as the delicate chocolate scent of the flowers. The vine produces glossy dark green leaves that are oval-shaped and grow in clusters of five. The dangling flowers bloom in the spring (March to May), sometimes followed by fruits that resemble eggplants late in the summer. The fruit chocolate vines produce is edible, but not very enjoyable. If you choose to harvest it, you may recognize they resemble kiwi, with tiny black seeds embedded in the pulp. 

This vine grows quickly and vigorously, adding several feet a growing season. Hardy in zones 4-8.

Chocolate vine is shade tolerant and will grow well in covered woodland settings but the the best flowering and fruiting will occur when the plant is located in full sun, so if that is your priority, plant the vine somewhere where you can ensure it gets at least six hours of sunlight daily. Chocolate vine is mildly tolerant of drought-like conditions, so you can wait until the top inch or two of the soil is dry before watering. 

If your dog ingested a quantity of chocolate vine then you may see a mild gastro-enteritis but you should have no problems in terms of toxicity. Deer resistant.

Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.