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Hardy Kiwi Vine
Hardy Kiwi Vine

Hardy Kiwi Vine

$16.99

Issai (Actinidia arguta) otherwise known as Hardy Kiwi Vine  is the most unique kiwi in many ways: It's a self-fertile variety, so you only need one plant (normally kiwi require a male and female vine to generate fruit) and Issai has small sized, smooth skin fruit that's free of fuzz. Unlike other kiwi cultivars, the Issai stays small enough that it can grow in limited space or even in a container.

Care

Like many fruits, hardy kiwi needs full sun and constant moisture to thrive, though it does not tolerate wet soil. Plant it in a full sun location with rich, well-drained soil. Grows best in zones 5-8. Kiwi will tolerate any well-drained soil type. Plant may be pruned as needed in late fall or early winter, or leave it to grow as you wish.

Growth Habit

Less aggressive than other kiwi varieties, this variety reaches 4-10 feet at maturity but is easily trained and ideal for trellises or fences. Planted in full sun in colder areas and part shade in hotter areas the fragrant flowers will bloom in early summer and turn into sweet, smooth-skinned fruits in fall.

Toxicity

Kiwi is not toxic to dogs and can be a safe snack when given on occasion and in small amounts. But if your dog has a sensitive stomach or is prone to digestive issues, it may be best to avoid feeding them kiwi. Not deer resistant. 

Issai (Actinidia arguta) otherwise known as Hardy Kiwi Vine  is the most unique kiwi in many ways: It's a self-fertile variety, so you only need one plant (normally kiwi require a male and female vine to generate fruit) and Issai has small sized, smooth skin fruit that's free of fuzz. Unlike other kiwi cultivars, the Issai stays small enough that it can grow in limited space or even in a container.

Like many fruits, hardy kiwi needs full sun and constant moisture to thrive, though it does not tolerate wet soil. Plant it in a full sun location with rich, well-drained soil. Grows best in zones 5-8. Kiwi will tolerate any well-drained soil type. Plant may be pruned as needed in late fall or early winter, or leave it to grow as you wish.

Less aggressive than other kiwi varieties, this variety reaches 4-10 feet at maturity but is easily trained and ideal for trellises or fences. Planted in full sun in colder areas and part shade in hotter areas the fragrant flowers will bloom in early summer and turn into sweet, smooth-skinned fruits in fall.

Kiwi is not toxic to dogs and can be a safe snack when given on occasion and in small amounts. But if your dog has a sensitive stomach or is prone to digestive issues, it may be best to avoid feeding them kiwi. Not deer resistant. 

Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.