AWARD

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.
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ACTINIDIA pilosula

 
  • 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
  • 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
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Actinidia - Care Guide

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