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Re: Leaves turned from green to white and now pink... What is this?

Message from Liz Newport - Buzy Lizzie

In forum: Identify a plant

Actinidia kolomikta

  • Posted: Tue. 15th May 2018 16:14

Actinidia Kolomikta

Question from Jean Clarkson

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Can anyone help? I'm quite new to the world of gardening and last year I purchased a Actinidia Kolomikta. I didn't expect anything to bloom or climb last year but did notice that once planted it started to climb until the leaves turned brown. I thought it had died but my brother in law suggested moving it as he thought it may have become waterlogged in the position I had planted it. A few weeks ago I noticed healthy leaves growing but once again the top leaves turned brown. Although the bottom leaves appear healthy. I have heard cats take a liking to this plant. Could this be the problem as I'm often visited by next door's cat?

  • Posted: Sat. 1st April 2017 08:56

Actinidia Kolomikta leaves going brown

Question from Mrs Lorna Dyter

In forum: Actinidia kolomikta

I have one of these trees which has been planted on a wall in full sun, it has been kept watered every day (during hot weather in particular) and have only watered at the base (not over the leaves) but a lot of the leaves have gone brown and dropped off. I also seem to have ants crawling all over the leaves, can I put some ant repellent on these? Can anyone advise what has happened to this tree please?

  • Posted: Tue. 23rd July 2013 10:03

Re: Re: Re: Need help with shade planting under trees, please.

Message from Linsey Evans

In forum: Garden design

Vitis coignetiae is wonderful - loves the shade, huge leaves (non fruiting), fab autumn colour - deciduous, but worth it. I've also grown Vitis vinifera atropurpurea in shade too. Clematis armandii will either grow fabulously or die - it's a bit like that, it should do really well in dry shade and sometimes does, but sometimes just doesn't (for no discernable reason). Someone else has said hydrangea petiolaris which is perfect. Loads of Clematis will grow in the shade - check on Shoot check labels to see which ones won't mind. Trachelospermum jasminoides will grow in shade and is a great (eventually vigorous) evergreen climber with white scented flowers in summer. I have also grown Actinidia kolomikta (fab leaves which look like they've been dipped in sugar pink paint) in shade - it's worth a go as its such a good plant. Wisteria will grow in shade. Itea illicifolia is a wall shrub with long catkins (like garrya) which will grow in shade but is a bit of a slow starter.

How about some flowering quince (Chaenomeles) 'Geisha Girl' is pretty if you don't want red or orange. Or a nicely trimmed cotoneaster is predictable, but pretty. You can also train Garrya elliptica as a wall shrub and it looks fantastic - great tassels for winter interest, grey leaves - it's a bit slow to establish.

If I think of any others I'll post again.


  • Posted: Mon. 23rd January 2012 08:02

Kolomikta (Actinidia kolomikta) dry papery leaves

Question from paula hewitt

In forum: General

Hi there, not sure if this is the right place to post but i bought this climber 3 months ago and a lot of the leaves have dried right out and it looks a bit sick. I feed it with liquid seaweed regularly and it is growing but these leaves are supposed to be the main attraction of the climber and they dont look too happy, it is plated in a full sun spot thanks in advance.


  • Posted: Sun. 10th August 2008 15:49