Hardy Kiwi Vine (Female)
Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Self-Fertile Female)
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ak-tih-NID-ee-uh ar-GOO-tuh|
|Lore||The genus was named from the Greek for ray, by John Lindley in the early 19th century, referring to the radiating styles of the flower. This is the signature genus of the Actinidiaceae family which includes many types of woody tropical vines.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly climbs 20 to 25 ft. tall, spreading 12 to 20 ft., with support.|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer|
|Design Ideas||Kiwi vines are ideal candidates for training onto virtually any kind of arbor or trellis. Grow along the top of a fence line for a long run of foliage. Will arch over a covered gateway too.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Green Wall, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Raspberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Pomegranate (Punica); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula)|
Prefers fertile, loamy, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, water consistently; avoid soggy or overly dry soils. Fertilize in early spring and again in early summer. Prune back in late winter to control size. Provide trellis or arbor for support.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8