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Kiwi Actinidia kolomikta

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Kiwi:

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 / Varieties:
  • 'Arctic Beauty'
  • 'Arnold A'
  • 'Krupnoplodnaya'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#white#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#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#edible fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Arctic Beauty'
  • 'Arnold A'
  • 'Krupnoplodnaya'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#white#pink#sun#deciduous#full sun#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#edible fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Actinidia
    Species:
    kolomikta
    Family:
    Actinidiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers are pollinated by bees.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Edible fruit
    Wildlife Food Source
    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
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    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 Bloom Time:
    Spring
    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 Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests