Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Actinidia arguta ‘Issai’

Kiwi fruit

  • Botanical name: Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
  • Common name: Kiwi fruit
  • Family: Actinidiaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit, Perennial, Deciduous
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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'

  • Plant size

    4m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    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:

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

Plants that go well with Actinidia 'Issai'