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kolomikta michurin actinidia
Actinidia are vigorous, mostly deciduous, twining climbers with simple ovate leaves which are variegated in some species. Small cup-shaped flowers may be followed on female or hermaphrodite plants by edible fruits
A. kolomikta is a large vigorous deciduous climber with twining stems. Leaves ovate, those of mature plants tipped with silver, later pink. Flowers white, male and female on separate plants. Grown for foliage effect
Temperate E Asia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
A vigorous climber that thrives in fertile, well-drained soil. Full sun is needed to bring out the colours of the foliage
Propagate by seed, softwood cuttings, layering or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 11 in late winter
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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