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By Susan34

United Kingdom Gb

purchased actinidia 18 months ago followed instructions re planting new leaves curled and brown fell off was informed it was caused by infestation and told to spray--this year fresh leaves appeared lasted 2 months again died off.
1]do i give up ans dig out?
2]was thinking of replacing with photinia-pink marble and train up fence? your thoughts please



I think I'd give it one more year. This year has been very wet and this will have caused alsorts of problems.

but the photinia is a nice plant.

22 Nov, 2012


If it is A. kolomikta then persevere as it's lovely when it has the white and pink splashes on the leaves. Sometimes plants need a couple of years to get going. The Photinia would be difficult to keep trained on a fence. I think you would end up fighting with it all the time! I staple bean netting on the fence ( 6 ft wide so just right going on sideways) and the Actinidia twirls around it to climb and it's invisible from a few feet away.

22 Nov, 2012

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