Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine) flowers March to May have a luxurious spicy scent with a hint of vanilla but produce a fruit, of which the flesh can be eaten! The bright green three lobed leaves will also provide interest in your garden through the winter also as it is semi evergreen and develops a purple tinge in winter. Prefers moist but well-drained soil in sun. Height 10m (33'). Fully hardy perennial.