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Hardy Kiwi Vine (Female)

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Self-Fertile Female)

Pronunciation: ak-tih-NID-ee-uh ar-GOO-tuh
SKU #00139
4-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Vigorous twining vine needs no pollenizer plant to produce an abundance of small, delicious smooth-skinned fruit. This climber offers glossy foliage and fragrant white blooms in early summer, making it a showy landscape specimen. Attractive on arbor or trellis. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Quickly climbs 20 to 25 ft. tall, spreading 12 to 20 ft., with support.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Edible, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Espalier, Privacy Screen
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 Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Raspberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Pomegranate (Punica); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

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