Meader Hardy Kiwi (Male)

$29.95

Meader Hardy Kiwi (Male) (Actinidia arguta) is a captivating plant known for its vital role in pollinating female kiwi plants. While it doesn’t bear fruit, its vigorous growth and lush foliage make it an essential companion in kiwi gardens. This plant is celebrated for its resilience to common pests and diseases, ensuring a hassle-free cultivation experience. Its vibrant leaves provide a picturesque backdrop, ensuring a harmonious blend of utility and aesthetics. With the Meader Hardy Kiwi, you’re investing in a plant that promises support and beauty.

1-2′ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 10-15′ tall, 10-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Vining
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Pollinates female plants
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Pseudomonas Syringae (Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae): Moderately Resistant
Phytophthora Root Rot (Phytophthora cactorum): Moderately Resistant
Botrytis Cinerea (Botrytis cinerea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator): Moderately Resistant
Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae): Moderately Resistant
Aphids (Aphidoidea): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Vining
Foliage Color: Green
Lifespan: 30-50 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to East Asia
Nitrogen Fixing: No