Summary Edit

Arctic Kiwi, (Actinidia kolomikta) also commonly known as variegated-leaf hardy kiwi, is a species of flowering plant in the family Actinidiaceae, native to temperate mixed forests of the Russian Far East, Korea, Japan and China (Eastern Asiatic Region).

The plant is a very long-lived, deciduous woody scrambling vine and creeper, which ultimately grows to 8–10 m (26–33 ft). It is the hardiest species in the genus Actinidia, at least down to about −40 °C (−40 °F) in winter, although somewhat susceptible to late spring frosts.

Origin Edit

Actinidia kolomikta is an ornamental plant for gardens and a houseplant. The plant was collected by Charles Maries in Sapporo, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, in 1878, and sent to his patrons, Veitch Nurseries, who introduced it into Western horticulture.

Appearance Edit

Arctic Kiwis look somewhat similar to a Hardy Kiwi so they are green too.

Arctic Kiwi

Arctic Kiwis on their tree.