The hardy kiwi vine will twist and spiral up any support, but is best placed in a site where it can enjoy partial shade to avoid sun scorch. The twining vine has showy foliage of pink, red, silvery-white, and green and small, white, fragrant flowers in mid-May. They are followed by small, aromatic, sweet, fuzzy fruits.
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 4
- Zone 5
- Zone 6
- Zone 7
- Zone 8
- Alkaline soil
- Moist, well-drained soil
- Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
- Mid spring
- Late spring
- Early summer
- Mid summer
A 15 to 20 foot twining vine
Tree & Plant Care
Consider planting male plants only for better leaf coloration.
Both male and female plants will be needed to produce fruits on female plants.
Full sun locations can lead to leaf scorch.
Disease, pests and problems
no serious problems
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to Asia
Bark color and texture
Stems are brown with obvious lenticels
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Leaves are simple and alternately arranged.
Heart shaped leaves are variegated with pink and white; 5 inches long.
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Small, creamy white, slightly fragrant flowers
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Fruit requires 1 male plant to pollinate up to 3 to 4 female plants to produce edible, greenish berries.