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

Actinidia deliciosa
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This is the species that brings you kiwifruit! 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') to get fruit.

Geogrpahical Origin:
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 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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