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Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward'


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Description:
This is the species that brings you kiwifruit! A. deliciosa is a large, rampant, decidous vine that needs a structure or large tree to climb on and a lot of space in which to sprawl. It has brown fuzzy stems, large, rich green, heart-shaped, textured foliage, pure white flowers centred with masses of golden stamens and the fuzzy brown berries that we call kiwifruit. Full sun and rich soil are the best for fruit production though tolerant of part shade. Plant a male ('Tomori') and a female ('Hayward') to get fruit.


Common Name: Kiwi

Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountain forests though other sources suggest that this species is not known from any truly wild situation.

Award:

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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