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Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants

Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants

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Grow Mouth-Watering Kiwis in Your Own Backyard

You don't have to live in Australia or California to grow the exotic kiwi fruit, because we've found 'Arctic Beauty,' a Russian native that is hardy to -40°. This beautiful vine loves light shade to full sun, and quickly spreads to cover an arch, trellis or garden wall. In spring, its leaves are strikingly variegated with pink, white and green. The delectable fruit is the size of large grapes, with lime-green flesh and smooth, edible skin.

  • Colorful spring foliage
  • Luscious summer fruit
  • 2 plants, 1 male and 1 female to ensure fruit production
  • Hardy in zones 3 through 9
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    Product Details

  • 2 plants, 1 male and 1 female
  • Shipped in 1-gallon containers
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    Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants
     
    2.7

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    43%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate instructions (5)
    • Healthy (5)
    • Attractive (3)
    • Hardy (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (5)
    • Garden (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)

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    1.0

    Disappointed after 7 years!

    By Plant Protector

    from Bloomington, IL

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Unattractive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

        I have patiently waited for the beautiful foliage the Arctic Beauty Kiwi is supposed to display. After 7 years, I only have a handful of white frosted leaves on my 3 plants. The growth is slow to moderate. Without the pink color, this plant is not very attractive.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        2.0

        Some good some not so good

        By Buz

        from New Smyrna Beach Florida

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Patio
            • Pool Area

            Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

            Both plants arrived by UPS/Fedex. I was surprised at how fragil each was. I have planted them along a wire fence, which will provide suppport. Following directions, I placed them in an area that receives a full days sun.

            The male plant is doing well. I don't think the female plant will make it even though it received the identical planting soil, fertilizer and water.

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            • Personal
             
            4.0

            So far, so good!

            By Diane P.

            from Petaluma CA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                I know this plant has received some negative reviews, but so far my kiwi vines are doing well. We have had some very strong winds since planting the vines, but have observed no ill effects on them. The male arrived with profuse blossoms, all of which fell off during a brief period of transplant shock, and the pink parts of the leaves turned brown. Both plants now look lush and are growing. I agree with another reviewer that spring is not the best time to be mailing and transplanting these vines, since one tends to lose the blossoms. Overall, very pleased so far.

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                • Personal
                 
                3.0

                undecided on this item yet

                By Bikerbabe

                from Fairgrove, MI

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                  Detailed planting instructions
                  Is not looking real healthy at present
                  Too soon to tell if I am going to like this product

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                  • Personal
                   
                  2.0

                  Arbor?

                  By BossMoss

                  from Barnard, VT

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                  The kiwi may turn out okay but I was surprised to receive the plants and directions and find that they really needed an arbor to grow into and a southern exposure. I bought them because the description said shade was okay.

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                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Just as promised

                  By Sandy of Smithfield

                  from Smithfield, RI

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                      The catalog did not have adequate instructions as to what these plants needed. I was taken aback at having to build an arbor.

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                      • Personal
                       
                      3.0

                      A little surprised

                      By Jessica the designer

                      from Portland, Me

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                          I purchased this vine because it said it was great in the shade. When I received it the directions said it needed full sun. The spot I had chosen for it wasn't going to work. But I temporarily potted it and watched as all of the leaves died and fell off. I was almost ready to send it back when it started to bud and come back to life. Now I just need to find another location. I am looking forward to tasting this unusual looking fruit.

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                          • Personal
                           
                          3.0

                          Keeping my fingers crossed

                          By Trying something new

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                          Well, I planted these as soon as they arrived by mail, following the instructions. They are in a sunny spot on the south side of the house, and have a nice trellis to climb. However, we had a coldish snap after I planted them, with temps into the upper 30's, and the leaves are no longer bright green but have darkened considerably. In about four weeks I have no new growth and am concerned that, despite being hardy to well below zero, the plants are on the way out. That would be quite a disappointment. So, hoping for the best...

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                          2.0

                          Recovering

                          By Lily

                          from New England

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                          The pair of plants arrived in fairly poor shape, but are gradually showing signs of improvement.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          To early to tell!

                          By Frisky1

                          from Fort Wayne, In

                          About Me Professional Landscaper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Hardy
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Small In Size

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Arctic Beauty Kiwi, 2 Plants:

                          It is just starting to leaf!

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                          • Personal

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