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Actinidia pilosula (Male)


Actinidia pilosula has luscious foliage that is burgundy when young and later deep green tipped with white.

Actinidia pilosula is known as the rosy crabapple kiwi. It is a rare species with luscious foliage that is burgundy when young and later deep green tipped or sometimes mostly covered in silvery white. Very useful for brightening part shade areas. In spring the stems are adorned with fragrant, rose-pink, saucer-shaped flowers. This species has separate male and female plants. A fast-growing vine, it will reach 10-25 feet in a few years so give it a little space or grow it up a large hedge or into a tree. Our plants are a male clone. Possibly the same as A. tetramera var. maloides

Common Name: Rosy Crabapple Kiwi - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Actinidiaceae (The Actinidia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountain forests, thickets, moist places; 1100-2700 metres.


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

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