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Actinidia Kolomikta

Variegated Kiwi Vine, Kolomikta, Michurin Actinidia, Actinidia, Kewee A striking deciduous climber, grown mainly for its heart-shaped, deeply veined leaves which have splashes of pink and white on the tips, as if they've been dipped in paint. The flowers, which appear in early summer, are white and fragrant. This unusual, overlapping foliage looks marvellous on a sunny, protected wall. The variegation appears mostly on the uppermost sections of the plant and is often not apparent on young plants, so you will need to give your actinidia a couple of years to settle in. Actinidia kolomikta is a relatively fast-growing, deciduous, woody vine which typically grows 15-20' and features tiny, slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer and attractive, heart-shaped (to 5" long), green foliage variegated with white and/or pink. Flowers are not particularly showy since they are often hidden by the foliage. Juvenile foliage is purplish green. This species is dioecious (separate male and female plants), and the male plants reportedly have better leaf variegation than the female plants. Greenish-yellow, 1" long, edible fruits appear on female plants in early fall. Genus name comes from the Greek word aktis meaning ray in reference to how the plant growth radiates like the spokes of a wheel. Specific epithet is the vernacular name of this plant in the Amur region of eastern Asia. This vine can be grown both for its beautiful foliage and its fruit. Its vigorous growth habit makes it suitable for a variety of cover-type uses such as trellises, arbors, patio overheads, fences, screens, or walls. Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8

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