Blooming Season: grown primarily for its foliage
characteristics: deer-resistant, heat and drought tolerant.
Spacing: best in containers
Height: 16-18″ once mature
Habit: upright then branching to sprawl
Exposure: prefers bright shade
Kiwi is a colorful and neglect-tolerant addition to containers. It is low-water-use, which means it likes to dry out nearly completely after thorough soakings (think infrequent but heavy desert rains). Supposedly the deer don’t prefer it, though we hesitate to call anything “deer-proof”. If combining with other plants in a container, best if all of them prefer dry conditions. Branches put out aerial roots which makes propagation and sharing easy!