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Actinidia arguta

Bower actinidia

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  • Actinidia arguta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height8m to 12m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Actinidia arguta (Bower actinidia). This vine is grown for its dense foliage and edible fruit it produces which are like small kiwi fruit. It will grow to a height of 12m and has dark, glossy leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Japan, Korea, Manchuria

Interest and use

Climbing, fruit, privacy. The fruits that are grown on this plant are useful for jam or jelly making.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Rich
  • Soil pH6.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This vine is a fast grower and needs rich soil in which to grow well in. You will need to make sure that your garden support or trellis is sturdy enough to support the weight.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed in the spring or autumn, by semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer or by layering in the winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Phytophthora crown and root rot, Botrytis, Cats (as the vines give off a catnip-like scent).

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