Actinidia arguta

Hardy Kiwi

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While hardy kiwi vine can reach over 100 feet in its native habitats in Asia, in our part of the world it grows to a height of just over 49 feet with full sun to partial shade and moist soil conditions. Fragrant greenish white flowers appear in May and June, followed by berries in the fall. While it's related to the fuzzy kiwis we see in groceries, the grape-size berries are sweeter, with smooth, edible skins. If you don't want to eat the berries, the birds will.

This is a very vigorous vine, growing 15 to 20 feet in a season. Planting in infertile soil will slow growth. With frequent pruning you can keep it under control, but do provide strong support...the vines are heavy.  This vine is dioecious, meaning you need a male and a female for fruiting.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
White, Green
Landscape Use
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8