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Actinidia kolomikta

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ak-tih-NID-ee-uh koh-loh-MIK-tuh
Description

The Arctic kiwi, an ornamental woody climber in the Actinidiaceae family.  Male plants produce beautiful pink and white tipped foliage in early summer. Fruits will only be produced if there are both male and female plants present.  It prefers fertile evenly moist soil.  It is a thick vine that creates dense shade.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or diseases problems.  

Compare this Plant With:  Actinidia melanandraActinidia chinensis

 

Exposure: Sun to light shade

 

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Arctic Beauty'
  • 'Arnold A'
  • 'Krupnoplodnaya'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#white#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#edible fruit#fragrant flowers#light shade#white leaves#wildlife plant#nectar plant#climbing#pink leaves#rapid growth#playground#disease resistant#grows fast#pest resistant#vines#creates shade#children's garden
Cultivars:
  • 'Arctic Beauty'
  • 'Arnold A'
  • 'Krupnoplodnaya'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#white#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#edible fruit#fragrant flowers#light shade#white leaves#wildlife plant#nectar plant#climbing#pink leaves#rapid growth#playground#disease resistant#grows fast#pest resistant#vines#creates shade#children's garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Actinidia
    Species:
    kolomikta
    Family:
    Actinidiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers are pollinated by bees.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    No serious insect or diseases problems.
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Edibility:
    Large edible berry.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits will only be produced if there are both male and female plants present.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant but not showy.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    Variegated
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Male plants produce beautiful pink and white tipped foliage in early summer.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests