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Kolomikta Vine, Kiwi Vine, Arctic Beauty Kiwi 'September Sun'

Actinidia kolomikta

Family: Actinidiaceae (ak-tin-id-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Actinidia (ak-tih-NID-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: kolomikta (koh-loh-MIK-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: September Sun


Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Warwick, Massachusetts

Raleigh, North Carolina

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Sundance, Wyoming

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 5, 2013, PLemon from Warwick, MA wrote:

I planted my vines years ago. The male's pink & white markings were decorative but otherwise unspectacular. This spring another plant (variegated green & white--no pink), which seems to be a female, bloomed for the first time. It may have set fruits, but they're still too small to say anything further about.


On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Actinidia kolomikta 'Arctic Beauty' MALE MANCHUR.GOOSEBER. Dec (z5)
As with birds (tho not for the same reason?!), the male of this 10-15'vine is the most colorful with leaves more vividly splashed with cream, pink & green (most true in a sunny spot & not generally on very young pls). Sun/Med