Is the chocolate vine and invasive species in Portland Oregona are?
I am in a HOA and serve as the architecture control committee chair. I read about all of the plants people intend to plant in their yards before I approve. I have a person who wants to plan a chocolate vine (Akebia Vine Plants) but have read that it is fast growing and can take over and act like an invasive species. So I am concerned. Is it an invasive species (we live next to the Jackson Bottoms Wetland preserve in Hillsboro Oregon) Before I approve planting of the vine I want to give her enough information to make an informed decision. Will she need to collect the seed pods so it does not spread ? Things like this are important. Thank you for your help. Cascinda Kollas
Washington County Oregon
Akebia quinata is not listed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture as a noxious weed in the state:
The Emerald Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon also has a more extensive list of what they regard as invasive weeds, but again, this species is not listed:
More information on the most common species (A. quinata) below: