Scientific Name: Actinidia macrosperma
Common Name: actinidia
Family Name: Actinidiaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Vine - deciduous, Vine or climber
Mature Size: > 30m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Screening
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Crenate, Entire, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Apr-May
Fruit: Berry (true), Orange, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves ovate-elliptic, most 9-13cm long x 4-6cm wide, leathery when mature, petioles 2-3cm long; flowers white, sepals 2 or 3, petals 5-12 and 1-1.5cm long; fruit orange berry when mature, oval to round, 3-3.5cm, glabrous. Winter ID: branchlets glabrous; leaf scar round to slightly flattened on top, buds < 2mm long; pith white, solid.