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Description

Vigorous, attractive vines. Excellent landscape plants climb sturdy fences, walls, and trellises. Dainty, fragrant white blossoms cover glossy foliage in late May. Established vines are hardy to temperatures as low as –25ºF. Pest- and disease-resistant. Heat-tolerant. Required pollinator for Anna Hardy Kiwi.

  • Hardy Kiwi Pollinator does not set fruit.
  • 1 Hardy Kiwi Pollinator pollinates up to 8 Anna Hardy Kiwi (or other female) vines.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 8 - 12' tall x 8 - 12' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow kiwi berry vines in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

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Why did you choose this?
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Colhardy, polunator
Olga M on Oct 22, 2020
I forgot to order a pollinator for the kiwi plants I ordered the other day. Oops!
Kate H on Sep 22, 2020
Colhardy, polunator
Olga M on Oct 22, 2020
We bought a house in 2019 and there are two beautiful kiwi plants. This spring there were many blooms but no fruit. Hopefully this will help
Marsha C on Sep 25, 2020
I forgot to order a pollinator for the kiwi plants I ordered the other day. Oops!
Kate H on Sep 22, 2020
Want a vine to provide south side of the house shade, to support pollinators.
Cheryl B on Sep 9, 2020
I???m trying to grow more fruits that have multiple uses at my home for my family.
Nancy J on Sep 7, 2020
Provide extra shade for my rabbits in California.
Martin B on Jul 18, 2020
Evidently the ones we bought 5 yrs ago were all female even though one was marked as a male. So eagerly awaiting this pollinator male.
GIna B on Jul 18, 2020
My other one died
Duane F on May 25, 2020
to help pollinate my kiwis.
Noelyne L on Apr 12, 2020
because my male kiwi died ????
Mary P on Apr 7, 2020
My first pollinator died
RYAN C on Apr 5, 2020
yes
Eric V on Mar 23, 2020
Replacing the small pollinator that the rabbits ate.
John R on Mar 9, 2020
My Kiwi flowers, but does not produce fruit
Steven S on Mar 4, 2019
I have two females. My male died. I needed a pollinator.
DAVID F on Oct 14, 2018
I had bought a couple of kiwi plants from my local Walmart store and didn't know that I needed a pollinator. So now I know why it hasn't bore fruit
James W on Feb 2, 2018
I have two female plants purchased from millers Nursery years ago. The male plant died.
FREDRIC Y on Apr 1, 2016
We bought a house in 2019 and there are two beautiful kiwi plants. This spring there were many blooms but no fruit. Hopefully this will help
Marsha C on Sep 25, 2020
Want a vine to provide south side of the house shade, to support pollinators.
Cheryl B on Sep 9, 2020
how is a kiwi polinator identified?
Phillip C on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It has male flowers, which have a brilliantly colored yellow center due to its pollen-bearing anthers.
I had 1 male and 3 female kiwis. I am assuming this is the "male" counterpart? I can't seem to get the male pollinator to survive. Is there something I am doing incorrectly? The female plants are ridiculously strong, and over 10 years old. I am thinking of killing them because I don't get any fruit!! Any suggestions to keep this "guy" alive would be helpful, thanks!
NANCY T on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is the male counterpart, yes. A non-fruiting pollinator for female kiwi vines. You might try starting the vine in a container indoors near a sunny window. This will help protect it from whipping winds and other elements that might have caused past failure to thrive. Once it's sizable and healthy, carefully transition the vine outside into the ground when it has had some time to grow larger. This article on acclimation (or hardening off) helps advise what to do to transition plants from indoors to outdoors: http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/acclimating-new-plants-and-trees
How deep are these roots? Will they grow in a raised bed trough 6 in wide and grow up trellis?
Katie S on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You had better have a very sturdy trellis, because these vines grow profusely! Mine have climbed a section of my pergola 8'x7', & my pergola is made of 6"x6" posts buried 3' in the ground and cemented in. I used 2"x6" cross bars, with the trellis in between for the vines to climb on. The vines wind very tightly on the trellis. Beautiful dense climbing vines!
Will this pollinate Issai kiwi?
Sharon B on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It might help a little. Issai has both male and female flowers, and is self-pollinating; the pollinator vine might help pollinate the female flowers, but not the male.
I live in va. and I planted the hardy ki wi one male plant and one female. My question pertains more about cold hardiness. The plantes were doing fine and leaves were on them both. I looked at them today and no leaves on either plant. I know it cool one or two nights but not freezing that I no of. My question is should they get leaves again or are they gone for good?
James N on Apr 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 04/14/20 southeast MI (zone 6a). Planted M&F hardy kiwi in 2018; doing well. I will try to help although I may live in a different zone. A cold snap should not kill the vines as they are hardy. If you just planted them, I would have some concern depending on their size and where they had been grown previously. If under one foot, never experienced temps below 32F and recently planted, then the combined shock of temp change & transplant may be too much. However, I would be optimistic & assume there is sufficient energy still stored in the roots/stems for new buds to form in a few weeks. Of course, they also need to be properly watered during this time as the roots are also likely growing to adjust to the new environment. If they were planted last year and did well, I think they will be okay.
Can this be ordered and planted in the spring in zone 6a? Seems a bit late to plant it now as we are getting freezes.
Kris R on Oct 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The availability is not always the same from Fall to Spring as these are growing products. You can always check on line or by giving us a call and if the product is available we will be happy to book an order and get it shipped when it is most convenient for planting.
Will frost kill kiwi vine?
Helen R on Sep 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Spring Frost Protection ??? Depending on the species, Kiwis can withstand temperatures from 0??F to minus 40??F. While the plants are hardy to these temperatures, the new shoots and flowers of all Kiwis can be damaged by temperatures below approx. 31??F.
I have alkaline soil. Will a kiwi do well in that environment?
Sandra M on Aug 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Kiwifruit can be grown in any garden soil provided the pH is between 5.5 and 7.0. The plants thrive in moist soils but do not tolerate poorly drained soils.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How many years earlier, if any, will a 1 gal pot kiwi pollinate compared with one in a 4" pot? My male kiwi also but the females thrive in spinsterhood.
Isabelle S on Jul 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The 1 gallon varieties are older and should bear in 2-3 years where the 4 inch pots are 1 year old plants and can take 3-5 years to bear.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Will this pollinate fuzzy kiwis?
John M on Mar 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Do not know.
What is the scientific name for this plant? Actinidia arguta, Hardy kiwi, is a known invasive plant in many areas and I would like to verify I would not be purchasing an invasive plant.
Haley K on Oct 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The genus and species is Actinidia arguta. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I need a polanator for assis kiwi what do I need ?
Timothy M on Oct 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Timothy, This is a good question. 1 Hardy Kiwi Pollinator pollinates up to 8 Anna Hardy Kiwi (or other female) vines. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
Can I plant this into the ground ~ 3-4 ft away from a blackberry bush that's in a whiskey barrel? I'm not sure why but I feel like I've been told not to plant in in soil where blackberry or strawberry have been?
ash33 on Mar 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You only need to worry about black raspberries. Kiwi and blackberries can be planted near one another.
Will this pollinate the actinidia arguta kiwi?
MARY P. on Aug 3, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Kiwi pollinator
The plant is growing but so far no blooms to help pollinate the other two. I have been waiting 2-3 years for kiwis.
July 4, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Hardy Kiwi Pollinator
Just received the plant so I can't review the quality but plant appears very healthy . The packing of this plant was exceptional. The plant came in a very thick cardboard box with breathing holes. In addition, the 1 gallon pot was secured inside another thick cardboard column and the base wrapped in plastic which prevented any movement that would cause damage. Doubt the shipping company could have damaged it even if they tried. Good job packing guys!!
September 13, 2018
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you so much for your 4 star review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with this plant and our packaging. We count ourselves lucky for customer like you. We look forward to being your partner at growing your own legacy.
October 30, 2018
Tabitha R
Great condition and price
Arrived in great condition and took very well to being up-potted to 15 gallons outside.
July 3, 2019
Hardy kiwi grows quickly in 2nd year
I bought this kiwi pollinator last year and it has grown a lot in the second season. The first year was slow to establish. There were no issues with transplanting and have no bug infestations. I have not seen any flowers on my male or female plants as of the beginning of June. The plant is trellised on an arbor and looks great.
June 3, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Male kiwi
Very healthy plant. Had it all ready to join the females when the goats got out and stripped all the leaves. It's coming back but probably will be another year before we are successful If anyone has a blooming male I'd pay expedited shipping to get some blossoms here.
June 7, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Pretty Plant
My Kiwi Pollinator is growing well and getting big. It is a beautiful plant.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Hardy Kiwi Pollinator
I am keeping it in a pot planter with miracle grow potting mix. I am waiting to see it start to grow. The other blue trees re jus hanging it there.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago