VIGOROUS VINE THAT PRODUCES MOUTH WATERING FRUIT EACH YEAR
- Produces sweeter fruit than what you can purchase in a store
- Issai is self-fruitful - unlike typical hardy kiwi vines - so only one plant is needed in order to produce fruit
- Delicate white flowers appear in spring, producing a faint fragrance for you to enjoy
- Twining vine habit creates a fun and different privacy screen
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 12-20' tall
- Mature Width: 3-5' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 8-10' apart
Why plant Issai Hardy Kiwi?
Privacy screens: everybody wants 'em - everybody NEEDS 'em - but sometimes those boring evergreens just. Don't. Cut it.
What if - and bare with us here - your privacy screen could provide you with flowers? Or even FRUIT?! If you like where we are headed, you may want to consider the delectable Issai Hardy Kiwi as your new privacy screen!
This self-pollinating Kiwi variety can be trained along a fence (or trellis, whatever you wish!), and will provide great three season privacy. You'll look forward to the faint fragrance of the delicate white flower clusters each Summer, and the glossy green foliage that will provide that privacy. Then, the real fun begins! In late Summer to early Fall, you'll get to enjoy all the grape-sized, fuzzless Kiwi that your heart desires! From the pollinators to the wildlife, everyone loves this guy - and we're sure you will too!
Native to China, Japan, and eastern Asia, Hardy Kiwi is found thriving in woodland, mountainous regions. Known as a deciduous and rapid-growing vine, the fruits that sprout up are grape-sized and edible. A very rapid grower, Hardy Kiwis can grow up trees over 100' tall!
How to use Issai Hardy Kiwi in the landscape?
Issai is an all-in-one vine! A self-pollinator, you will not need to plant more than one to produce the sweet, grape-sized fruits in the fall. The fruits can be eaten in full like a grape and are the sweeter, smaller version of the true Kiwi. Blooms start to open in June and produce lovely green-white fragrant flowers. Issai is also known for the stunning deep green foliage that is sure to make it pop in your landscape.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Plant Issai Hardy Kiwi
Issai is a more self-sufficient kiwi that does not require as much attention to thrive. For successful growth, you'll want to ensure that the soil has average to medium moisture that is also well-draining. If planting in infertile soil, the growth rate may be negatively impacted and slow the growth. Issai can be successful in full sun to part shade with no detrimental consequences.
How To Water
Issai Hardy Kiwi will appreciate watering deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Hardy Kiwi requires frequent pruning, once in winter and another in summer. Winter pruning should consist of cutting back stems up to 10 buds. In summer, any excessively long shoots should be removed. Issai does not have a rapid growth habit, unlike other Hardy Kiwi varieties, requiring minor pruning.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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