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Actinidia arguta ‘Silver Lining’
Actinidia arguta ‘Silver Lining’
Actinidia arguta ‘Silver Lining’

Actinidia arguta ‘Silver Lining’

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Silver Lining Kiwi. This is a new variegated Hardy Kiwi that I found at a specialty nursery in Japan. It was sold to us as a variegated Schizophragma and it was completely dormant with no leaves. When it leafed out the next spring, it was obvious that it wasn't what it was purported to be. It has white margins to each of its leaves with the margin being wider in the spring than summer. The leaf itself is a pewter green. This species is the most cold hardy of any Kiwi, and it climbs by twining, so it will make a wonderful subject for an arbor. One can expect to get up to 6' or more of growth in a season. It has just flowered for the first time and appears to be a female, because it has set some small fruit, but they did not hold to maturity, probably because they were not properly pollinated. So I cannot vouch for the quality of the fruit. Since this plant is dioecious, one needs a male pollinator. This was a first U.S. offering of 'Silver Lining.' We had a new crop of this selection coming along and unfortunately the deer jumped our 7' fence and made a feast of our plants, completely defoliating them. So as soon as they leaf back out, we will put them back as available. We are adding three more feet to our fence.

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