Actinidia

Actinidia spp.

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Actinidia is a genus containing around 55 deciduous, climbing species in the Actinidiaceae family. They are mostly woody-stemmed perennial shrubs and vines Commonly grown for their attractive, sometime variegated, oval-shaped leaves, cup-shaped, white, 5-petalled, sometimes scented flowers and their edible fruits. Most plants in this genus are termed dioecious, as they produce male and female flowers on individual plants. Cultivars such as Actinidia arguta 'Issai' have been developed to self-fertilise and produce fruits without the need for multiple plants.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attractive fruits

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Clay, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Actinidiaceae

Flower colour

White

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