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Actinidia chinensis

Common Name(s):
Chinese gooseberry, Kiwi, Kiwi fruit
Categories:
Edible Plants, Vines
Comment:

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.

Compare this Plant to: Actinidia kolomiktaActinidia melanandra

Height:
20-30 ft.
Flower:
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.
Zones:
6-9
Texture:
Coarse
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Edibility:
Fruit is a fuzzy brown large edible berry.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Twining
Tags:
fragrant blooms, playground, deciduous, fall color, bees, play, nectar, pollinator, fragrant, trellis, arbor, fall interest, edible fruit, children’s garden, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 3181

Actinidia chinensis Flower and leaves.
Actinidia chinensis Form
Actinidia chinensis Fruit