Go Back Kiwi Vine (male)

Actinidia 'Artic Beauty' Kolomiketa (male)

Plant Type: Perennials

Actinidia kolomikta has become a very popular vine, primarily grown for the kiwi fruits, but has attractive foliage. 'Arctic Beauty' has leaves 4 inches long, born in purple, maturing to purple, pink and green variegation. Clusters of fragrant creamy white 1 1/2-inch flowers bloom in summer. Female plants produce oblong, yellowish green fruit, which can reach 2 inches across.

Fruits are a better source of vitamin C than oranges and have a pleasant, tart, almost strawberry-like flavor.

Currently not available for online purchase.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Requires moist, well drained soil, and partial shade to full sun. It is fast growing and makes a good cover on a fence, trellis or arbor, reaching up to 15 feet. Several cultivars are available and it is becoming increasingly popular as an edible, deciduous landscape feature as well as a fruit crop.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

green, red, burgandy, silver, variegated

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height

15 feet

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Some sand to some clay

Characteristics & Attributes


Tolerates head and humidity, rabbits, and slope

Bloom Time

Early summer to mid summer

Critter Resistance


Part sun to full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests