The plant Akebia consist of hardy, semi-evergreen, climbing plants that are native to China, Japan, and Korea. They are grown for their pretty flowers and foliage. This species also known as chocolate vine. It grown as either a twinning vine or vigorous groundcover and has slender, rounded stems that are green when young and brown at maturity.
If you are planning to plant this flowering plants, remember that it grown in most soils. Best in well drained sandy loans with regular moisture in full sun to part shade. It prefers full sun but tolerates some drought. The flowers of this species give way to sausage-shaped, violet fruit pods to 4 " long which split open in fall to reveal small black seeds imbedded in a whitish pulp. As for the uses of this plant. It provide quick cover in sun or shade for trellises, fences, arbors, pergolas and walls. It is an excellent ground cover for shady areas and woodland gardens. The seeds can be sown as soon as they are ripe in pots or shallow boxes filled with sandy soil, in a greenhouse or cold frame.