Actinidia arguta, Bower Actinidia

Size: vine, 25-30' average height at maturity

Buds: hidden beneath raised area below prominent leaf scars

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, 3-6" long, simple, broad ovate to elliptic, acuminate, margins sharply serrate, shiny dark green, yellow-green in fall

Twigs: vine that climbs rampantly by twining, stems grayish, glabrous, prominent light-colored lenticels

Flowers: essentially dioecious, in leaf axils of 3 or more, white or greenish white, approximately .8" wide

Fruit: greenish yellow berry, 1" long, .75" wide, edible, type of hardy kiwi

Bark: grayish