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Actinidia pilosula (Variegated kiwi)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Actinidia pilosula

Other names

Variegated kiwi

Genus

Actinidia Actinidia

Species

A. pilosula - A. pilosula is a deciduous climber with simple ovate dark green leaves that are variegated with pink and cream, with white tips, some flushed pink, on red stems. It bears small cup-shaped, fragrant dark pink flowers followed on female plants by edible yellow green fruit.


Actinidia pilosula is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Fragrant flowers

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Variegated, White in Spring; Pink, Variegated, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care


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Where to grow

Actinidia pilosula (Variegated kiwi) 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Actinidia pilosula

Other names

Variegated kiwi

Genus

Actinidia Actinidia

Species

A. pilosula - A. pilosula is a deciduous climber with simple ovate dark green leaves that are variegated with pink and cream, with white tips, some flushed pink, on red stems. It bears small cup-shaped, fragrant dark pink flowers followed on female plants by edible yellow green fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Fragrant flowers

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Green, Variegated, White in Spring; Pink, Variegated, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Actinidia pilosula (Variegated kiwi) 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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