Kiwi (Actinidia) is an attractive deciduous climbing plant, which works well as an ornamental plant. Egg-shaped, home-grown kiwis are delicious and rich in vitamin C. Plants are vigorous growers and thrive in a sheltered sunny position. Grow male and female cultivars to ensure good pollination, or opt for a self-fertile variety, if you’re short on space.
Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’ is a compact kiwi, bearing creamy-white blooms in May followed by small, smooth fruit in late summer to early autumn. Self-fertile, it doesn’t need a pollination partner.
Grow Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’ up a trellis or similar frame, in fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil in full sun.
How to grow Actinidia 'Issai'
South facing, west facing
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Actinidia 'Issai' and wildlife
Actinidia 'Issai' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Attractive to Bees
Does not attract Beneficial insects
Does not attract Birds
Does not attract Butterflies/Moths
Does not attract Other pollinators
Is Actinidia 'Issai' poisonous?
Actinidia 'Issai' has no toxic effects reported.
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Cats
No reported toxicity to Dogs
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People