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Actinidia kolomikta

Kiwi

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green-red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Actinidia kolomikta (Kiwi). This vigorous deciduous plant is grown for its foliage. The leaves are oval shaped, and mid green, tipped with cream, which turns pink. The plant grows in a clump forming mass but can be trained to grow against a wall. The fragrant flowers produced are white. Plants are either male or female. Fruit, when it forms, is golden yellow.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

E. Asia

Interest and use

Wall or trellis. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a south-facing, sheltered position.

Propagation

Seed, softwood cuttings, layering or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free

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