Actinidia tetramera var. maloides

Actinidia tetramera var. maloides

Rosy crab-apple kiwi

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Actinidia tetramera var. maloides
  • Common name: Rosy crab-apple kiwi
  • Family: Actinidiaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Variegation

Formerly named Actinidia pilosula, Actinidia tetramera var. maloides is a vigorous, deciduous climber with striking ovate leaves with pink veining and distinctive large pink-white tips, which can extend to cover most of the leaf. These are complemented by tiny dark pink bell-shaped flowers, which appear singly or in small clusters, from late-spring to early-summer. On female plants where a male is present, these are followed by small edible fruits.

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Grow Actinidia tetramera var. maloides in a warm, sheltered spot, in full sun to partial shade, such as against a south- or west-facing wall (full sun makes for the most dramatic foliage). Feed generously throughout the growing season and prune back in late winter. Not fully hardy, it may need protection in winter.

How to grow Actinidia tetramera

  • Plant size

    8m height

    8m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Actinidia tetramera and wildlife

Actinidia tetramera has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Actinidia tetramera poisonous?

Actinidia tetramera 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