Actinidia kolomikta

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 Actinidia kolomikta subsp. var.  
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Habit: vine-climber
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 20 ft to 35 ft
Width: 17 ft to 20 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Water: moist, moderate
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 4 to 9
Sunset Zones: 2-9, 15-17, 31-41
Flower features: white
Actinidiaceae > Actinidia kolomikta var. ,

Actinidia kolomikta (Rupr. et Maxim.) is a species of deciduous dioecious woody vines in the genus Actinidia native to temperate mixed forests of the Russian Far East. It is a very long-lived vine, which ultimately grows to 8-10 m (about 26- 33 feet). A. kolomikta is the hardiest species in the genius, at least down to about -40°C/-40 F in winter, albeit somewhat susceptible to late spring frosts.

Actinidia kolomikta is cultivated in cold temperate regions as an ornamental plant and also because of relatively small (2-5 g or 0.07- 0.18 ounces) kiwifruit-like delicious berries it produces. There are a number of named cultivars bred for the latter purpose in Russia and Poland, though it takes years for a plant to start yielding, and because A. kolomikta is dioecious a male pollenizer plant is required for the wild vines and most of the cultivars.

The plant is attractive to cats, which can severely damage the vine.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Actinidia kolomikta, Maxim. Climbing 15 ft. high: pith of branches lamellate, brown: lvs. ovate-oblong, 4-5 in. long, rounded or cordate, unequally setosely serrate, pubescent on the veins beneath, variegation white or pink: fls. white, 3/4in. across; ovary cylindric: fr. oblong-ovoid, blue, sweet. June. Japan, Saghalin, Manchuria, Cent, and W. China.—The staminate plant is very striking with its beautifully white and carmine variegated young lvs.

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