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Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 15 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 15 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi is a vining stunner with some seriously good looks that can also produce tasty kiwi fruit. Broad green textured heart-shaped foliage will turn a bronzy red during the fall. This is a twining vine that will naturally wrap itself around a trellis or support to hold on. It has green colored blooms that appear before the fruit is produced. 

This fast-growing shrub blooms in March, with fruit ripening in August. Actinidia kolomikta is a female variety that will need to be planted near a male selection ('Arctic Beauty’) to produce a small, thin-skinned sweet fruit crop. One male shrub can pollinate up to 8 female plants, with each female plant producing 10 to 15 pounds of fruit.

Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi Care

Plant Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi in the spring after there is no longer a chance of frost. Place in full sun to partial shade and use well-drained soil that is acidic to neutral. Trim the plant during the winter, although excessively long shoots can be cut back during the summer.  

Growing Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi

This vining shrub is primarily grown for its showy foliage but will produce fruit after 2 to 3 years when grown near a male plant. The vine will reach 12 to 15 feet tall and spread out equally wide. Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi can be grown in a container. This perennial is hardy in zones 3 through 8, so it can handle winter conditions.

Growing Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi in Containers

Plant this beauty in beds or borders near a trellis or support. The showy foliage makes this a wonderful specimen plant. A 10- to 12-inch pot is large enough for one plant.

Watering Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi

New plants will require weekly watering, but established plants can depend on rainfall to stay hydrated. Water during a dry spell to keep the plant lush and healthy. 

Feeding Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi

This vigorous grower does not require fertilization. A layer of organic compost or a slow-release fertilizer applied during the spring can support new growth.

Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Mature Height: 12 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Feet
Spacing: 12 - 15 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Common Name: Red Beauty Hardy Kiwi
Other Name(s):

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