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Scientific Name: Actinidia deliciosa
Pronunciation: ak-tih-NID-ee-uh duh-liss-ee-OH-zuh
Common Name: fuzzy kiwi
Family Name: Actinidiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Leaves usually rounded and large (blade to 15 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): not used (off campus)


Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China (N. China)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google Images. Wikipedia.
fuzzy kiwi
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Bronze, Green
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Serrate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun
Additional Info: some may have 6 petals
 
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Aug
Additional Info: Showy, fuzzy skinned

 
Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey
  


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