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ACTINIDIA pilosula

Commonly known as Variegated kiwi

(now renamed A.tetramera var. maloides) a rare species with more subtle colouring than kolomikta. White tips to the leaves with a hint of pink on some. Flowers are large pink bells.
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Narrowly oblong-ovate, bristly-edged leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Rose-pink
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Partial shade

ACTINIDIA pilosula

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Vulnerable
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    To 2cm (¾in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Actinidia - Care Guide

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
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