ACTINIDIA (Kolomikta Vine) Actinidiaceae A. Kolomikta
HABITAT: Native to temperate E. Asia. Zone 4-9.
USES: Vine grown for decorative foliage.
HABIT: A deciduous climber, growing 15 to 20 feet with small fragrant white flowers appearing in clusters in May and June. 5 inch leaves showing variegation - purple in young leaves maturing in late season to a variegation of pink and white.
CULTURE: Set plants in a well-drained, sandy loam soil preferred in sun to partial shade. Vines should be spaced 4 to 6 feet apart.
INSECTS: Not generally a problem.
DISEASES: Not generally a problem.
PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings in summer, and layering.
NOTES: Plants are deciduous. Foliage on male plants (ours are male) is more colorful.