Actinidia kolomikta

kolomikta vine / michurin actinidia

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Buy Actinidia kolomikta kolomikta vine / michurin actinidia: Striking, pink and white splashed leaves


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    A striking deciduous climber, grown mainly for its heart-shaped, deeply veined leaves which have splashes of pink and white on the tips, as if they've been dipped in paint. The flowers, which appear in early summer, are white and fragrant. This unusual, overlapping foliage looks marvellous on a sunny, protected wall. The variegation appears mostly on the upper-most sections of the plant and is often not apparent on young plants, so you will need to give your actinidia a couple of years to settle in.

  • Garden care: Plant in a sheltered spot. Tie the main stems on to a series of horizontal, galvanised wires. In early spring, remove any crossing, diseased or overcrowded stems.

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"Looks spectacular climbing up large trees, particularly effective against a sunny wall or a side of a house"

Taking a bit of timeto get going but hopefully this year

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for a wall in a big old kitchen garden that I am restoring. I love the dipped in paint look

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wales

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Wall climber

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Well packed healthy plant. It has been very slow to grow . But has survived a very bad winter.

Fran

Newcastle

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Every garden should have one

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Bought for a friend as she admired my Aktinidia. This year hers is out poerforming as mine got caught in a surprise frost which decimated the youngest leaves. A hazard of gardening, but a most attractive climber in any garden

Hollyberry

Inverness

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Better than Clematis any day

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This is a beautiful climber and, after a couple of years, the pink and white leaves begin to show and knock spots off any clematis. Always admired and commented-on and I bought this from Crocus for a dog-sitting friend as a thank-you since she's long-admired my Aktinidia. Highly recommended and grows well up here in North Scotland.

Hollyberry

Inverness

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Maybe next year

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I needed a climber to hide an ugly brick wall, and i had bought a 2 liter pot plant hoping it was a few years old so the leaves would change color, but they stayed green all summer. Maybe it just needs a few more years?

GardenDreamer

London

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Actinidia kolomikta

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Can you tell me whether Actinidea Kolomikta is suitable for coastal gardens? I am 100 yards from the beach on the south coast.

Jeffrey Robin

Hello, If you have a sheltered garden that is not exposed to salt-laden winds, then it should be fine.

Helen

Hi, This spring I purchased Actinidia Kolomikta from you and planted it straight away. I have a lot of green leaves, with reddish like edges but as yet I do not have any other colour on the leaves. I am not sure also whether it is a male or a female. Please can you advise on the above? It is in full sun, and followed the care instructions that came with it. Thanks

Pink Hopeful

Hello, These plants will take time to develop the variegation as it usually appears near the top of the plant and is often not very noticeable until the plant gets more mature. As for the plants sex, I'm afraid we cannot stipulate if the plants we sell are male or female.

Helen

I have a mature vine, do I need a male and female vine to produce fruit?

Campy

Hello, As a general rule you will need both a male and a female plant to get fruit, but it is worth keeping in mind that only the female plants will go on to produce fruit.

Helen

Hi there, Only the male specimen of this plant produces the striking coloured leaves. Do you sell only the male plants? Thanks,

startrec

According to the Kew Gardens website, "The distinctive leaf-colouring is restricted to the male plants...". Other websites just say that the variegation is stronger on the male. I was thinking about buying one myself until I found this, but am unsure unless I can find a male plant.

Rosie

Morning Sorry but none of our plants are classed as male or female. We are not aware of it only being the male plant that produces the striking colouration on the leaves, and all our information is based on RHS information. Regards

Georgina

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