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Actinidia polygama lecomtei - (Nakai.)H.L.Li.
                 
Common Name
Family Actinidiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets, 1350 - 2100 metres in W. Hupeh, Szechwan and S. Shensi[198].
Range E. Asia - W. China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Actinidia polygama lecomtei


Actinidia polygama lecomtei
   
Physical Characteristics
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Actinidia polygama lecomtei is a deciduous Climber growing to 5 m (16ft 5in).
It is frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Bees, insects.The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
A. lecomtei. Nakai. A. melanandra. Finet.&Gagnep. non Franch.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The ovoid fruit is orange and hairless when fully ripe, it can be up to 3cm long[266]. It contains a number of small seeds, but these are easily eaten with the fruit[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a sound loamy neutral soil[1, 200]. Succeeds in semi-shade but full sun is best for fruit production[200]. Prefers a sheltered position[200]. Young spring growth is susceptible to frost damage[160]. Fruits are formed on second year wood and also on fruit spurs on older wood[126], any pruning is best carried out in the winter[219]. This species is treated as a synonym of A. polygama in the draft Flora of China[266]. This is a climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around branches etc[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse[133]. It is probably best if the seed is given 3 months stratification[113], either sow it in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in November or as soon as it is received. Fresh seed germinates in 2 - 3 months at 10°c, stored seed can take longer[133]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. When the plants are 30cm or more tall, plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts[K]. Most seedlings are male[126]. The seedlings are subject to damping off, they must be kept well ventilated[113]. Cuttings of softwood as soon as ready in spring in a frame[K]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very high percentage[113]. Cuttings of ripe wood, October/November in a frame.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Actinidia holotricha 30
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