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Actinidia kolomikta - 2009


By Andrewr

Actinidia kolomikta - 2009 (Actinidia kolomikta)

I can't remember the foliage colouring ever being as good as it is this year

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beautiful colouring

13 May, 2009


Does this one produce fruit as well as look good?

17 May, 2009


No, this one is just grown for the foliage effect

17 May, 2009


and the effect is very pretty Andrew

18 May, 2009


Looking forward to getting one of these as we have just created a new raised bed after felling a row of leylandii. I have wanted one for several years now and found a great site called Crocus that have them for sale.I understand that for fruit to occur you need a male and female plant to be planted together. Looks like I need to get two then !! But how do you sex them?

6 Jun, 2010


Wendikins - yes, you will need both a male and a female to get the fruit. A good supplier should be able to sell you both sexes.
One word of caution - cats LOVE rubbing against these plants and will kill them by knocking off all the growth buds in early spring. You will need some sort of barrier to prevent this - I use heavy duty plastic mesh bent into a plant guard and tied around the bottom eighteen inches of the plant

6 Jun, 2010


Thanks for that Andrewr.
Oh dear ! Jonathan my cat loves to help me when I am in the garden and is sure to take an interest in the new plants when we get them. I will take good care of them once we get them in. It must be a bit like catnip!!

12 Jun, 2010

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