All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Actinidia chinensis


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: White

Kiwi Fruit can be grown in the UK and makes an excellent climber, with white flowers in May and June, followed by the edible fruits later in the year. It has large, attractive green leaves, which turn red in autumn so it is an excellent choice to cover an unsightly object in the garden.

If you are growing for the fruit alone, the best results are gained from growing against a frame in full sun. They are not fussy about soil type and will grow in light or heavy soil. 

These plants have been grown from seed harvested from self-fertile (hermaphrodite) plants so only one plant should be necessary for fruit to form.

Height: 7m

Full hardy in the UK.

Common name(s): Kiwi Fruit; Chinese Gooseberry.

Picture 1: JJ Harrison ( [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.