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Hardy Kiwi Issai in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

 

Hardy Kiwi 'Issai'

Original:Hairless, grape size edible green berry. New:Vigorous climbing plant, best grown on south facing walls, very strong trellises or wires. The stems are twisted with oval shaped green to white leaves in spring and green to pink in summer or can be variegated, the white flowers are fragrant. This is a non fruiting plant grown for the ornamental foliage more than the fruit unless in a sheltered spot away from winds with both a male and female plant when fruit might appear in Autumn.

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plant Features
  • Hardy Kiwi Issai likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Hardy Kiwi Issai likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Hardy Kiwi Issai is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Hardy Kiwi Issai likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Hardy Kiwi 'Issai'

Latin name

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

type

Climber

family

Actinidiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hardy Kiwi Issai likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Hardy Kiwi Issai is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Hardy Kiwi Issai likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Hardy Kiwi Issai likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hardy Kiwi Issai is 6.00meters x 6.00meters 6.00 M 6.00 M

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Original:Hairless, grape size edible green berry. New:Vigorous climbing plant, best grown on south facing walls, very strong trellises or wires. The stems are twisted with oval shaped green to white leaves in spring and green to pink in summer or can be variegated, the white flowers are fragrant. This is a non fruiting plant grown for the ornamental foliage more than the fruit unless in a sheltered spot away from winds with both a male and female plant when fruit might appear in Autumn.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

White or pale cream scented flowers.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

In spring plant container grown plants in a well drained, sunny, sheltered, and deeply fertile sire, this needs to be by a south facing wall or strong, tall trellis.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seed under glass in late winter/early spring.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Stem tip or soft wood cuttings are taken in the spring/early summer from this years growth. Cleanly cut just below a leaf joint, up to a 10cm tip, remove lower leaves and pinch out the tip, dip into hormone compound and place them around the edge of a pot filled with cutting compost., water well. Place a plastic bag over the pot to give humidity, the bag must be removed a couple of times a week to ventilate, put the pot in a light spot but avoid direct sunlight.

 
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