Bloom color : Purple
Bloom time - March to May
Height - 15-40 ft
Hardiness zone- 4-8 Part
Plant the chocolate vine in the spring or fall, in average well-drained soil. Unless you are growing it as a ground cover, it will need a sturdy support structure to support it as it climbs. If you wish to grow the fruits, plant at least two vines to increase the chances of pollination and fruiting. The plant grows very quickly and can smother out shrubs and other vegetation unless you assertively prune it back at regular intervals.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring. We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture."