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Silver Creek Nursery Ltd.

Arctic Beauty Arctic Kiwi (Male)

Arctic Beauty Arctic Kiwi (Male)

Species: Actinidia kolomikta

History: Arctic kiwis (aka variegated-leaf hardy kiwi) are native to Eastern Asia but the origins of this specific variety are difficult to track down. 

Why We Grow It: Arctic Beauty's main role is to act as a pollinator for female varieties such as September Sun. However, once the plant gets older it also sports ornamental pinkish-white and green variegated leaves that make it an attractive addition to any space.

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Pollination

Fruit Size: n/a

Storage: n/a

Harvest:

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

Soil Preference: Loam

Flowering Time: Late spring

Bloom Colour: White

Pollination Requirements: Arctic Beauty will pollinate female varieties like September Sun. One Arctic Beauty can pollinate up to six female plants. Hardy kiwis and Arctic kiwis do not cross-pollinate.

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun to partial shade (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Vine, reaches 20ft long, spreading growth habit, requires some kind of structure to climb. Fairly tolerant of urban conditions and often has few pest or disease issues, although it can be attractive to cats in the same way catnip is.

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our ungrafted fruit tree seedlings, nut tree seedlings, berries, and other miscellaneous plants are categorized into the following sizes excluding the roots:

  • 5-15cm
  • 15cm+
  • 30cm+
  • 60cm+
  • 90cm+

All of these heights exclude the roots since seedlings and some berries will often have a lot of root growth but relatively little vegetative growth (ex. our Shagbark Hickories seedlings are often 5-15cm above the soil but will have roots that reach 20cm+ in length).

Not all of our berries and seedlings will be available in all of these grades since growth rate can vary significantly across species and even varieties. While we remain competitive in our plant size, it's also worth noting we don't use synthetic chemicals to push vegetative growth, therefore you may find conventional nursery stock larger in some instances comparatively. 

Why plant small? It's best to transplant when a plant is young so it can establish its roots before it has a lot of vegetative growth. This is much less stressful on it and bareroot plants tend to catch up and even surpass larger potted ones planted at the same time, after a few years.

Orders that are cancelled last minute due to size (being "too small"), will still incur the applicable cancellation fees if the plants are true to our grading standards as per the agreement of sale when the order was placed.

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