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Variegated Kiwi, Actinidia kolomikta
Variegated Kiwi, Actinidia kolomikta
Variegated Kiwi, Actinidia kolomikta

Variegated Kiwi, Actinidia kolomikta

Add a palette of colour to your garden with this delightfully painted climbing vine.
Scented / Fragrant
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • Leaves that look as though they have been dipped in paint.
  • Beautifully fragrant flowers are also produced in summer, giving you an added bonus.
  • Striking feature when grown against a sunny wall or the side of a house.
  • A fast-growing plant once established, this vine is easy to grow and look after.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.
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Product Description

Quite possibly one of the most unmistakable of all the climbing plants and sure to get your garden noticed, Actinidia kolomikta is a vigorous, deciduous climber with twining stems and leaves that look as though they have been dipped in paint. Beautifully fragrant flowers are also produced in summer, giving you an added bonus.

Also known as the kolomikta vine or variegated hardy kiwi, actinidia is grown specifically for its heart-shaped leaves which are splashed with a generous helping of pink and white and make a particularly striking feature when grown against a sunny wall or the side of a house.

A fast-growing plant once established, this vine is easy to grow and look after. Actinidia can be kept compact if needed and is easy to prune as mature branches tend to remain just a few inches thick so maintenance is not a chore.

A good choice for covering ugly fences and walls as this ornamental climber is densely leaved and soon covers the offending structure.

Young plants tend not to have the attractive variegation so don't worry if your plant remains green for a few seasons, the colour will eventually develop.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, will grow to 8m x 8m in approx 10 years. Do bear in mind that young plants need to be protected from cats as they are attracted to the leaves and will quickly decimate them! (just google 'cats and actinidia' and see for yourself!) 

NB plants are dormant September - March so supplied as a bare plant with no leaves.

 

What Is Supplied

Item 550202 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, will grow to 8m x 8m in approx 10 years.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Full sun is needed to bring out the colours of the foliage.
  • Grow with a purple clematis for an even more stunning effect.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Actinidia kolomikta:

  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for variegated kiwi:

  • Plants will need tying into a support as they grow.

Pruning Advice for Actinidia:

  • Prune it in winter or very early spring to keep it in shape and to remove any branches that are dead, damaged or diseased.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
800cm
800cm
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