|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from East Asia
A handsome and fast growing deciduous climber with large, dark green, heart-shaped leaves and stems covered in red, fuzzy hairs. Scented, cream coloured, cup-shaped flowers are produced in summer followed by fruits in autumn.
Actinidia is grown not only for its ornamental value but also for its luscious, juicy, egg-shaped fruits, rich in Vitamin C. ‘Boskoop’ is a self-pollinating variety.
Actinidia deliciosa has proven to be a very hardy plant, growing in a fully exposed area at the nursery but the protection of a warm wall will give a higher yield of fruit. Fruits forming should be thinned. We don’t recommended it as a conservatory climber due its vigour and the unpleasant smell of the leaves on a warm summer’s day, barely noticeable outdoors, but unacceptable inside.
Grow in moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil. It dislikes very chalky soils.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 3m x 2m
Semi mature height and spread after 6 – 8 years if not pruned 6m x 4m
Mature height and spread after 10 – 12 years 10m x 4m