Go Back Kiwi Vine (female)

Actinidia Kolomitka (female)

Plant Type: Perennials

This kiwi is a relatively fast-growing, deciduous, woody vine which typically grows 15-20' and features tiny, slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer and attractive, heart-shaped (to 5" long), green foliage variegated with white and/or pink. Flowers are not particularly showy since they are often hidden by the foliage. Juvenile foliage is purplish green.

This species is dioecious (separate male and female plants), and the male plants reportedly have better leaf variegation than the female plants. Greenish-yellow, 1" long, edible fruits appear on female plants in early fall.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best foliage color in light shade. Too much shade or excessive fertilization may diminish foliage color. Prune to control size. If growing at least in part for fruit production, plant one male for every three to four females. If growing only for ornamental foliage, consider planting only male plants.

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Purplish Green

Plant Spread

6-10 feet

Good Companions

Plant Height

15-20 feet

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Edible fruit

Bloom Time

April

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Part sun to full sun

Growth Rate

Fast

Seasonal Interests