Actinidia kolomikta Growing Guide

How to Grow Kolomikta in your Garden


Actinidia kolomikta at Barrington Court photograph by je_wyer.

Actinidia kolomikta Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Actinidia kolomikta
  • Common Name: Kolomikta
  • Growing Zone: USA: 5 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Vine

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 156 to 264
  • Plant Spread (Inches):
  • Time of Bloom: Early summer
  • Flower Details: Pink, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Variegated
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Irregular or sprawling, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Loamy, Neutral, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed, softwoodcuttings, layering or grafting
  • How to Prune: As a vigorous climber it is important to prune back flowers that occur on last years growth following flowering, while flowers on this years growth should be pruned towards the end of winter. Other than this no need to perform pruning except to keep plants tidy and confined.
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Arbor
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Non-native to North America, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Actinidia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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