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What is the best hardy vine for my garden?


Actinidia chinensis, the commercial Kiwi fruit is a very vigorous climber growing to 30 feet plus. Male and female plants must be grown to produce the familiar fruit. Can be a little over-large for the average garden.
A more garden worthy plant is the close relative, Actinidia kolomika a deciduous twiner.
Plant against a sunny wall in ordinary garden soil and you will be rewarded with a beautiful display of unusually coloured foliage in summer.
The heart shaped leaves are most unusual for a hardy plant. The tip of each leaf down to about half way is coloured bright candy pink, graduating through cream to green.
Actinidia is easily grown, does not require regular pruning and eventually reaches 10 ft tall. A twiner.



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