Common Name: Chocolate Vine
Native: China, Korea, Japan
Size and Spread(10 years): 8m x 8m
Treatment: soak seed for 24hrs then place in moist peat or sand, in a polythene bag, not sealed, in the fridge for about 6 weeks. Sow in pots, but don’t cover the seed, since they need light to germinate. Keep warm.
Ideal Sowing Period: Spring, if using a fridge, late autumn if using natural stratification.
Soil Conditions: not fussy
Planting instructions: Plant out in the second spring. Young plants are a bit tender.
Against a wall or trellis, sun or semi-shade. Prune after flowering.