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

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

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Regional

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:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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.

Neutral

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