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Actinidia deliciosa
Common Name: Kiwi Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Notes:
This is the species that brings you kiwi fruit! A. deliciosa is a large, rampant, decidous vine that needs a structure or large tree to climb on and a lot of space in which to sprawl. It has brown fuzzy stems, large, rich green, heart-shaped, textured foliage, pure white flowers centred with masses of golden stamens and the fuzzy brown berries that we call kiwifruit. Full sun and rich soil are the best for fruit production though tolerant of part shade. Plant a male ('Tomori') and a female ('Hayward' or 'Saanichton') to get fruit.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Mountain forests though other sources suggest that this species is not known from any truly wild situation.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypeVine Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height15-25' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread5-8' FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness7-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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