Native to the forests of eastern Russia, hardy kiwi has a beautiful vine, its unique, light and airy foliage is splashed in the spring with green, white, and pink variegations. Male plants are especially colorful and are often planted alone for their ornamental value. You can use hardy kiwis to cover the north side of a fence, arbor, or trellis. Enjoy the fuzzless fruit skin just like on the other hardy Kiwi varieties. The fruit ripens in August and the plants begins bearing 1-2 years after planting.