Common Name: Kiwifruit
Habit: Fast-growing, woody vine which typically grows 20-30′ but can fill a 200 sq. ft. trellis in time.
Leaves: Lustrous, dark green leaves, oval to nearly circular, cordate at the base, 7.5 to 12.5 cm long with long petioles.
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate.
Flowers and Fruit: Slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers appear on year-old wood in late spring, but are not particularly showy since they are commonly hidden by the foliage. Fruits ripen in early fall. This species is dioecious, so both male and female plants must be grown in order for fruiting to occur.
Water Use, Soil: Grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil.
Exposure: Full sun. Tolerates light shade.
Landscape Uses: Can be grown both for its beautiful foliage and its fruit. Rapid growth habit makes it suitable for a variety of cover-type uses such as trellises, arbors, patio overheads, fences, or walls.
Limitations: No serious diseases or pests.