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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
fuzzy kiwi
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
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
Ovary Position:Superior
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: Blight or needle cast, Fungal leaf spot, Leafhopper or spittlebug, Mites, Nematodes, Root rot, Sawflies or horntails or ants, Thrips,
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