PlantsActinidia→Kiwi Vine (Actinidia kolomikta)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Actinidia kolomikta Accepted
Actinidia maloides Synonym
Actinidia sugawarana Synonym

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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Leaves are heart-shaped, to 5 inches long, green variegated with white and/or pink. Best foliage color when grown with minimal shade.
Fruit: Other: Female plants produce 1 inch long, greenish-yellow fruits that contain numerous small seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 2 to 3 months
Other info: Direct sow after last frost.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM


What's Blooming in SeptemberWhat's Blooming in September
By LarryR on September 15, 2011

This article is the second in a new series at All Things Plants. On the 15th of each month I'll highlight plants blooming here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens. I'll have photos and will discuss the plants featured. You're invited to discuss these plants, too, but just as important, you're encouraged to show us what's blooming in your garden each month. There is also a monthly contest called "Name that Bloom." The first person to correctly identify the plant will have a photo of his/her choice published and featured the following month. Be sure to check out this month's mystery flower at the end of this article.

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Posted by Yorkshirelass on May 13, 2017 11:50 AM

This very attractive plant is susceptible to damage by cats. I have tried twice to grow it beyond one season, but the local felines seemed to find it irresistible and chewed it to the ground.

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Tried to grow this plant twice in different gardens, on both occasions the climber was killed by cats chewing the stem.
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