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Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Tara vine 'Issai')

Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
8m
Max height
Ultimate spread
8m
Max spread
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Other names: Tara vine 'Issai'

Genus: Actinidia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Issai' _ 'Issai' is a deciduous climber with simple ovate dark green leaves. It bears small cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers followed by edible yellow green fruit. It is self-fertile.


Actinidia arguta 'Issai' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer

Fragrance: Fragrant flowers

Habit: Climbing

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Diseases: Generally disease free

General care


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Actinidia arguta 'Issai' (Tara vine 'Issai') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Full sun is required to encourage the best foliage colours.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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