For many, the attraction to kiwi vines is their variegated foliage. Leaves in the spring emerge green, picking up splotches of white. To keep things interesting, some leaves develop pink tips followed by small white blooms that appear in the spring. These climbers are of the twinning type and reach long lengths. They’re best grown on a supporting structures like trellises, arbors, or wooden fences. Make sure these structures are sturdy because mature kiwi vines can get heavy! Training them up a supporting structure can function as great privacy screens, while displaying their gorgeous foliage and bright blooms.
Height (mature): 15-20 ft
Botanical Name: Actinidia kolomikta
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Foliage Colors: Variegated
Sun: Full sun (preferred) to partial shade
Special: Deer resistant, drought tolerant, attracts butterflies