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botanical name:
Actinidia kolomikta
Actinidia kolomikta © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Manchurian gooseberry
family:  Actinidiaceae
characteristics: climber, scented/aromatic
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: twining
leaf colour: pink
flower colour: white
fruit colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Very distinctive foliage, the lower half of the leaves become splashed with white and pink in summer. Scented white flowers sometimes followed by yellow fruits on female plants. Dioecious.


cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil in full sun or part shade, sheltered from strong winds.
Prune in late winter if required.
Reaches about 4m. in 10 years, may ultimately attain much greater heights in ideal conditions.

propagation:
From seed, or by semi-ripe cuttings or grafting, in late summer.

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