Arctic Beauty Hardy Kiwi

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 15 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 15 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Arctic Beauty Kiwi is an amazing ornamental vine with a trio of colors on the mature leaves and a rambling, sprawling habit. Actinidia kolomikta ‘Arctic Beauty’ is a dioecious plant, which means that it needs one male and one female plant to produce fruit. The male kiwi plants have deep-green ornamental foliage randomly splashed with white and pink, which is eye-catching and useful for decorating a privacy trellis or an arbor over a patio. 

Arctic Kiwi is native to eastern Russia's forests and is a very hardy grower. USDA zones 3-8 can all grow Arctic beauty with little winter protection. The small cream flowers in May are highly fragrant and attract pollinators like mad for the short period they are in bloom. There is no need to deadhead the spent flowers as the kiwi berry is self-cleaning. Deer do not browse on Arctic Kiwi, and there are few other pests or diseases that bother this trailing plant.

Arctic Beauty Kiwi Care

Plant Kiwi in a site that is well draining throughout the year. Waterlogged soil during the winter is the number one reason that these vines do not succeed. Full sun to part shade is acceptable. Arctic Kiwi will do perfectly well growing with a north-facing exposure with only early or late day sun. Fertilizing is optional. Mulch the root zone with 4-6  inches of organic compost or finely shredded leaves in the spring to slowly feed the soil and help hold moisture in the soil. Water new and mature plants once a week with 1 inch of water. Supplemental watering will be needed during extreme heat and dry spells.

The best time to prune Arctic Kiwi is in late winter or early spring, just before the new leaves emerge. Prune to restrict growth or to encourage new shoots in sparse areas. Tie in any wayward branches at the same time. Arctic Kiwis can be vigorous growers that develop many heavy branches. Make sure the trellis or structure you are using can handle the weight. 

Arctic Beauty Kiwi Spacing

Arctic Beauty grows far more vertically than they are wide and do not have to be spaced far apart when planting. Since the mature height (length) is 12-15 feet, make sure to plant only one plant per trellis. Growing Kiwi to cover a free-standing arbor will require one plant per corner post. Place the planting holes 6-8 inches away from the post base and position the vines at an angle toward the growing post.

Arctic Beauty Hardy Kiwi Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Feet
Spacing: 12 - 15 Feet
Habit: Climbing, Trailing
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: May To June
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Variegated
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Groundcovers, Hanging Baskets, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Arctic Beauty Hardy Kiwi
Other Name(s): Variegated Kiwi Vine
Scientific Name: Actinidia kolomikta 'Arctic Beauty'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.