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Actinidia kolomikta 'Arctic Beauty'

Kolomikta Actinidia

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Description

The male 'Arctic Beauty' kiwi vine is said to have a higher proportion of variegated leaves with bold splashes of white and pink. The female may be less colorful, but only she can  give you the delicious kiwi berries (as long as a male's around for pollination). The berries have the the distinctive  taste of grocery store kiwis, but without the fuzzy skin, so you can just pop them in your mouth. They're also healthy. Kiwi berries are denser in nutrients like vitamin C than the larger grocery store kiwis.If you want to grow kiwi vines plan on frequent pruning and strong support. Left unchecked, these woody twining vines can reach  20 feet, making them great for covering arbors or shading a patio.  They'll they grow well in part shade, but you'll get a better crop and more colorful foliage in full sun. A note of warning to cat owners: kiwi vine smells like catnip to cats, and they may harm foliage or dig at the roots.

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