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ACTINIDIA arguta 'Issai'

Commonly known as Tara vine

Clusters of extremely fragrant white flowers and yellow-green fruit. Self fertile
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£18.50 each

 

  • Deciduous - ovate to ovate-oblong, bristle-toothed, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - twining climber. Produces clusters of 3 flowers each 2cm (¾in) wide.
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - self fertile. Smooth-skinned, oblong fruit 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - eastern Asia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Actinidia - Care Guide

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