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Commonly known as Variegated kiwi
DeciduousOvate-oblong, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, purple-tinged when young becoming variegated with white and pink in the top half.
Height5m (16ft) or more.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingTwining climber. Produces clusters of 3 flowers 2cm (¾in) across followed on female plants by smooth, oblong, yellow-green fruit.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 wallOr into a tree.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originEastern AsiaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver variegated
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Ovate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 8Suitable 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 PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil