- Common Name(s):
- Chinese gooseberry, Kiwi, Kiwi fruit
- Edible Plants, Vines
A rapidly growing woody deciduous climbing vine in the Actinidiaceae family. Chinese gooseberry prefers moist, well-drained soil. Its rapid growth rate makes it a great choice for sturdy trellises, arbors, fences, or walls. Slighly more cold hardy than Actinidia kolomikta and Actinidia melanandra.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall, yellow Bloom: Spring, May Fruit: Fall, September-October
Wildlife Value: Flowers are pollinated by bees.
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
- 20-30 ft.
- Fragrant white blooms appear in May. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown to get fruit) and are pollinated by bees.
- Full sun to partial shade
- Fruit is a fuzzy brown large edible berry.
- Growth Rate:
- Climbing Method:
NCCES plant id: 3181