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hardy kiwi

Actinidia Arguta ‘Prolific’ – Hardy Kiwi

hardy kiwi vine

Actinidia arguta is a deciduous, fast-growing, twining woody vine native to woodlands, mountain forests, streamsides, and moist locations in eastern Asia, China, and Japan. It is valued for its attractive foliage and edible fruit.

Hardy kiwi thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun exposure.
It grows rapidly, covering arbors or pergolas between 10 and 20 feet per season. Vertical support, such as stakes or a ‘T’ shaped structure, is essential for its growth.

Consider pairing with: Grapes which have similar growing conditions. Clematis with intertwining vines create an appealing combination. Blueberries which complement kiwi’s fruiting habits.

Height: 240-300 inches (20-25 feet).

Width: Spreads vigorously, covering trellises and structures.

Light Exposure: Full sun for optimal fruit production.

Fruit and Flower Type: Small, sweet fruits resembling grapes; white flowers.

Fall Color: Not significant; focus is on fruit production.

Watering Requirements: Consistent moisture during the growing season.

Fertilizer: Apply balanced fertilizer in spring.

Pruning: Regular pruning to manage growth and encourage fruiting.

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