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 to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Foliage with white splashes in spring, slowly turning pink

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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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Photo gallery:
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2016-05-22Foliage with white splashes in spring, slowly turning pink
By IrisLilli
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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IADate: Spring
By LarryR
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Produces small tasty fruit!
By Seedsower
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Location: Chicago Botanical GardensDate: 2013-05-06
By gardengus
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2016-05-22
By IrisLilli
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2017-06-05Photo taken in shade
By IrisLilli
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EUDate: 2017-06-05Photo taken in shade
By IrisLilli
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Location: My garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens in South Amana, IADate: 2013-05-29
By LarryR
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Credit florum
By admin
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
By Joy
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Comments:
Posted by Yorkshirelass (North Yorkshire) 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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