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Actinidia kolomikta (female)

More About Actinidia kolomikta (female)

  • Fragrant white flowers
  • Edible fruits, 3 cm in size, in October
  • Fruit has a smooth green skin, softening when ripe
  • Dark green ovate leaves, 15 cm long
  • In light shade, foliage may have a slight pink hue at the margin
  • Bloom Time: Late June to early July
  • Flower Size: 2 cm

Interesting Notes:

In shorter growing seasons, pick the fruit before they ripen and place them in a paper bag with apples and pears to expedite ripening.

Zone:

4

Height:

4-6 m

Spread:

3 m

Colour:

White
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Hardy Kiwi Growing and Maintenance Tips

Actinidia kolomikta are dioecious: plants are either male or female and if fruit is desired, at least one male is needed to pollinate up to 4 females. Grows best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Excess shade may prevent the leaves from showing their variegation. Plants need a trellis or fence to twine around. Prune in late fall to the desired size. In shorter growing seasons, plant in a large container and bring inside before frost to allow fruit to fully ripen.


Actinidia kolomikta (female) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Climbing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)