British Columbia: male kiwi

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  1. Bev Olinyk

    Bev Olinyk Member

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    I have a very large vigorous female Arctic Kiwi which is at least 8 years old. I have planted a male Kiwi next to her in a bed beside the house . I have been unsuccessful in keeping a male alive. I have replaced 4 males to date. They are always spindly and weak. I have babied them but they all winter kill, some don't even make the summer! I live in northern B.C. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What species of male are you planting? A. deliciosa is not nearly as hardy as A. arguta and A. kolomikta.
     
  3. Bev Olinyk

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    Thanks for the speedy reply Ron the
    name was Arctic Kiwi the female has white and pink on some leaves. I will have to research the botanical name
     
  4. silver_creek

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    You need a male A. kolomitka kiwi to pollenize your Arctic Beauty. The male kiwis always seem less vigorous than the females.
     

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