If the bark is removed in one piece from near the root and placed in hot ashes, it becomes very hard and can be used as a tube for a pencil.The plant is said to have insecticidal properties (no more details).
A decoction of the leaves is used to treat mange in dogs.The stem-juice is used in the treatment of gravel.
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.Cuttings of ripe wood, October/November in a frame.
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The dormant plant is hardy to about -15°c, though new growth in spring is very susceptible to frost damage. This species is the parent of the cultivated Kiwi fruits, these cultivars are now included under the name A. deliciosa. Fruits are formed on second year wood and also on fruit spurs on older wood, any pruning is best carried out in the winter. The flowers are sweetly scented. This is a climbing plant, supporting itself by twining around branches etc. The ssp. A. chinensis setosa.(newly named, no author as yet) is found in Taiwan from 1300 - 2600m. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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