Actinidia polygama

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Actinidia polygama (Siebold & Zucc.) Maxim.

Actinidiaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Actinidiales

Actinidia polygama is a climber.

Naming

Actinidia polygama was already described and the name validly published by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini. It was Carl Johann Maximowicz, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Actinidia polygama is a species in the genus Actinidia which contains approximately 86 to 89 species and belongs to the family of the Actinidiaceae (Chinese-goosberry Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 4 to 5 metres.

Leaves

Actinidia polygama is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are petiolate and have pinnate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Actinidia polygama produces cluster of white cup-shaped flowers from June to July.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Actinidia polygama is native to Japan, Korea, Manchuria, West China and Sakhalin.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

Uses

The ornamental value of Actinidia polygama lies especially in its fragrance.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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