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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.

  • Deciduous - 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 -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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