An Edward Needham collection from an unknown locality in China. A vigorous climber with foliage emerging splendidly red-brown tinted, turning to green with red-brown tints and then green with pale silvery-grey markings. Scented white flowers in early summer. There are many Actinidia species in China and this is one of the very finest for foliage. Previously sold here as Actinidia sp. from China.