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Actinidia

Actinidia spp.

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

1m

Min

1m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Actinidia

A close up of a green Actinidia plant
A close up of a creamy Actinidia flower
A close up of some green Actinidia leaves
A close up of some white Actinidia flowers and green leaves
A close up of some white Actinidia flowers

Actinidia Overview

Actinidia is a genus containing around 55 deciduous, climbing species in the Actinidiaceae family. They are mostly woody-stemmed perennial shrubs and vines Commonly grown for their attractive, sometime variegated, oval-shaped leaves, cup-shaped, white, 5-petalled, sometimes scented flowers and their edible fruits. Most plants in this genus are termed dioecious, as they produce male and female flowers on individual plants. Cultivars such as Actinidia arguta 'Issai' have been developed to self-fertilise and produce fruits without the need for multiple plants.

Common problems with Actinidia

How to propagate Actinidia

Seed

Layering

Grafting

Cuttings

Special features of Actinidia

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Actinidia

Climbing