General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 20 to 30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: 1 to 2 inch grayish-green fruits contain numerous tiny seeds.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 50ºF
Days to germinate: 60 to 90 days
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Common names
  • Kiwi Vine
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Actinidia callosa
  • Synonym: Actinidia arisanensis
  • Synonym: Actinidia callosa var. formosana

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Date: 2004-09-10
Credit USDA

Credit florum

Credit florum

Credit florum
  • Posted by sunset2bgmailcom on May 29, 2022 4:44 PM concerning plant:
    We tried to grow this in Chesterfield, VA. We got a substantial vine but no fruit. We're now 300 miles south in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and going to try again.

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