Scientific Name: Actinidia deliciosa
Common Name: fuzzy kiwi
Family Name: Actinidiaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Vine - deciduous, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 5 - 7m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Orbicular, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves usually rounded and large (blade to 15cm wide), margin sharply serrate, apex abruptly acuminate; florets greenish yellow or white, 1.2-2cm wide when fully open, 4-6 petals 7-9mm long, anthers black or dark purple. Winter ID: branchlets lenticels absent when young, small and inconspicuous when old; pith white to brown.