Hardy Kiwi Vine (Female)

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Self-Fertile Female)

SKU
0139
Vigorous twining vine needs no pollenizer plant to produce delicious smooth-skinned fruit. Good production from a showy landscape specimen. Attractive on arbor or trellis. Fast grower to 20 to 25 feet long. Full sun. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationak-tih-NID-ee-uh ar-GOO-tuh
LoreThe 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 MaturityQuickly climbs 20 to 25 ft. tall, spreading 12 to 20 ft., with support.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Design IdeasKiwi 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Green Wall, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureSelf-Pollinating

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.

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