Native to the forests of eastern Russia where it is called Kishmish, Arctic Beauty Kiwi is the hardiest of all the Kiwi Species. A beautiful vine, its unique, light and airy foliage is splashed in the spring with green, white, and pink variegations. Male plants are especially colorful and are often planted alone for their ornamental value. Less vigorous than the Hardy or Fuzzy Kiwi and happier with some shade, you can use Arctic Beauty to cover the north side of a fence, arbor, or trellis. Enjoy the fuzzless fruit skin just like on the other Hardy Kiwi varieties. Arctic Beauty Kiwi Vines likes partial shade and grows 10-12 ft wide or tall. The fruit ripens in August and the plants begins bearing 1-2 years after planting. Arctic Beauty Kiwi is hardy to minus 40º F., and is not bothered by pest or diseases. A male plant is required for fruit product and one male plant can pollinate up to 8 female varieties.