Grows best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Products CANADIAN Kiwi - FEMALE Kolomikta Kiwi or "Chinese gooseberry" are primarily known as the 'fuzzy" kind from New Zealand. Excess shade may prevent the leaves from showing their variegation. Topics related to …

A full sun to part shade lover, it is best grown in fertile , medium moisture , well-drained soils . Actinidia kolomikta are dioecious: plants are either male or female and if fruit is desired, at least one male is needed to pollinate up to 4 females. Actinidia kolomikta Actinidia is a very vigorous twining climber, related to the edible kiwi fruit  and producing small white flowers but in this case grown for its variegated deciduous foliage; on mature plants this is splashed with first silver and then pink as if it has been painted. Noteworthy Characteristics Actinidia kolomikta is a relatively fast-growing, deciduous, woody vine which typically grows 15-20' and features tiny, slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer and attractive, heart-shaped (to 5" long), green foliage variegated with white and/or pink.

Our kiwis taste and look the same as those from "down under" but our Canadian kiwi fruit are fuzzless and the plants are extremely cold hardy to -40 C or colder. Grows up to 15-20 ft. tall (4-6 m) and 6-10 ft. wide (2-3 m). Actinidia kolomikta (Variegated Kiwi Vine) Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Plants need a trellis or fence to twine around.