Actinidia kolomikta (east Asia)
Habit: Twining, 2 to 3 m tall; slow-growing.
Flowers: Dioecious; white; May to June, usually inconspicuously hidden under leaves.
Fruits: Elongated, ovoid; berries some 2 cm, olive green, edible.
Leaves: Pointedly cordate to oval, green, front leaf sections on male plants are bright carmine-pink to light pink after shooting, later bleaching, like an exotic flowering shrub; yellowish in autumn; the variegated leaves are especially intense after 3-5 years.
Demands: Sun, prefers protected areas.
Soil: Fresh to moist; any garden soil.
Note: Deep shade limits the leaf colours.
Hardiness: Zone 5b