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Ornamental Kiwi

Actinidia kolomikta

Also known as

Kolomikta, Manchurian Gooseberry, Michurin Actinidia, Yang-tao

Actinidia kolomikta by Ralf Roletschek (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ornamental Kiwi Overview

Actinidia kolomikta is a vigorous twining climber, grown for its attractive deciduous foliage. It produces ovate leaves with silver/white at the tips, which later turn to pink. (The more sun, the brighter the pink colouring.) Its small white flowers are produced in late spring, but often hidden by the foliage. (Male and female flowers are produced on individual plants.) Known by several other common names, the hardy Manchurian Gooseberry likes a sheltered position in full sun and fertile, moist to well-drained soil. Trained against a south-facing wall or trellis, it will thrive - and add a stunning feature to your garden. Actinidia kolomikta has earned an 'RHS Award of Garden of Merit'.

How to propagate Ornamental Kiwi

Grafting

Layering

Seed

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings.

Special features of Ornamental Kiwi

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

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