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Scientific Name: Actinidia arguta
Pronunciation: ak-tih-NID-ee-uh are-GEW-tuh
Common Name: hardy kiwi
Family Name: Actinidiaceae
Plant Type: Vine or climber, Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves usually ovate, sometimes ovate-oblong, 6-12 × 5-10 cm, margin sharply serrate, apex abruptly acuminate. Florets greenish yellow or white, 1.2-2 cm wide when fully open, 4-6 petals 7-9 mm long; anthers black or dark purple. Winter ID: branchlets lenticels absent when young, small and inconspicuous when old; pith white to brown.
Course(s): HORT 2355


Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google Images. Wikipedia. Cultivars shown may include A. 'Issai' and A. 'Ananasnaya'.
hardy kiwi
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green, Bronze
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate, Rounded
Margins: Dentate, Spinose

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun
Additional Info: Cultivar. Issai is self fertile.
 
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Green-yellow, Purple, Red, (Some cvs. may turn prurple-red.)
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, smooth skinned

 
Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey
  


Propagation: Softwood cuttings, Grafting
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Sawfly or horntail, Fungal leaf spot, Leafhopper or spittlebug, Mites, Nematodes, Root rot, Thrips
 
Location(s):
(CGW) Community Garden West
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