• Actinidia kolomikta
  • Actinidia kolomikta
  • Actinidia kolomikta

Actinidia kolomikta

Hardy Actinidia, Hardy Kiwi, Arctic Kiwi, Arctic Actinidia, Variegated Actinidia, Variegated Kiwi, Variegated Hardy Kiwi, Variegated Hardy Actinidia
Size: ex 3.3L tall pots - large tall plants

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Quick Overview

  • Variegated foliage splotched with pink and white markings
  • Fragrant flowers
  • Edible fruit on pollinated plants
  • Fully hardy
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Description

Actinidia kolomikta, Hardy Actinidia is a vigourous woody climber from Eastern Asia - including Eastern Russia - with variegated foliage splashed with pink and white markings. It is the hardiest of the genus and was first described by Franz Josef Ruprecht and Carl Johann Maximowicz before being moved to the genus Actinidia by Maximowicz in his Primitiae Florae Amurensis of 1859.

Actinidia kolomikta is usually grown as an ornamental although its fruit are edible but smaller than Actinidia delicosa (Kiwi Fruit) and are smooth and green turning orange when mature. It is dioecious and both a male and female plant are needed before fruit will set. There is however no way of telling the gender of plants other than by studying their highly fragrant flowers. (Male flowers have a proliferation of long pollen-bearing stamens and female flowers have very prominent white stigmas with shorter sterile stamens)

Actinidia kolomikta is very easy in cultivation and requires the support of a trellis or pergola or planted up against a sunny south-facing wall. It does best in a moist but well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil.

Additional Information

Order Ericales
Family Actinidiaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Actinidia gagnepainii, Actinidia kolomikta var. gagnepainii, Actinidia leptophylla, Actinidia longicauda, Actinidia maloides, Actinidia maloides f. cordata, Actinidia tetramera var. maloides, Kalomikta mandshurica, Prunus kolomikta, Trochostigma kolomikta,
Geographical Origin China, Russia, Korea, Japan
Cultivation Full sun. Sheltered aspect. Grow up a trellis or against a south-facing wall for support. Moist but well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil. Prune back in Spring
Eventual Height 5m
Eventual Spread 4m
Hardiness Hardy in the UK

Actinidia kolomikta

Hardy Actinidia, Hardy Kiwi, Arctic Kiwi, Arctic Actinidia, Variegated Actinidia, Variegated Kiwi, Variegated Hardy Kiwi, Variegated Hardy Actinidia
Size: ex 3.3L tall pots - large tall plants

Availability: Sold Out

£13.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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