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Commonly known as Variegated kiwi
Ovate-oblong, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, purple-tinged when young becoming variegated with white and pink in the top half.
5m (16ft) or more.
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 2cm (¾in) across followed on female plants by smooth, oblong, yellow-green fruit.
Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Against a wall
Or into a tree.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Leaf Colour (if not green)
Denticulate see photos above
Oblong see photos above
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
Fertile well drained soil