Akebia longeracemosa "A collection from N. Taiwan. This makes a vigorous twining climber with semi-evergreen leaves composed of 5 slim leaflets. The scented blackish-maroon flowers are borne in pendulous racemes to 15cm long in spring. Purplish sausage shaped fruits can follow in autumn. Sun or semi-shade."
Wisterias European families have had these immortal vines grow for centuries on their properties. [Actually, the first American Wisteria came in 1724 and then apparently in 1819 the first W.Sinensis arrived in GB.- des Chevaux]