Scientific Name: Actinidia kolomikta
Common Name: actinidia
Family Name: Actinidiaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Vine - deciduous, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 5 - 7m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Screening, Spring interest, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Rugose, Pubescent, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), Yellow, Green, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
New stems pubescent; leaves alternate, blades ovate, 7-14cm x 4-10cm wide, green with some (partially) pink or nearly white towards apex, petioles 1-4cm long. Winter ID: rough brown bark; buds tiny, circular, raised or embedded in th swollen tissue near the round leaf scars.