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Large leafed climber

Observed: 17th May 2011 By: Lynne Preston
Large leafed  climber

This plant is climbing, and has the large leaves seen here. It has been in its present spot for at least 4 years but never flowers. Does anyone know what it is, please?

    Likely ID
    Kiwi Fruit (Actinidia deliciosa)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Kiwi Vine (Actinidia deliciosa)

It looks very much like the kiwi vine I have been growing up my back yard. If it is then you will soon need to build a trellis to support it. Mine has never flowered - I just thought it was not warm enough in Scotland but if it does flower I have read that the bees dont like the smell of it and you might have to fool the bees into pollinating it by planting a highly scented plant close by.