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Actinidia tetramera var. maloides


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

Actinidia tetramera var. maloides 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 with white. Very useful for brightening part shade areas. In spring the stems are adorned with rose-pink, saucer-shaped flowers. This is a male clone so no fruit is produced. 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.

Common Name: Rosy Crabapple Kiwi

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: No


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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