From the Russian Far East, this attractive vine shares the hardwoods forest of that region with Arctic Beauty and Hardy Kiwi, Amur Grape, and Magnolia Vine. Silver Vine is prized for its large, white, fragrant flowers, greenish-silver foliage, and abundant crops of unique, sweet, light orange fruit. Great for covering a fence, wall, or arbor, Silver Vine, likes partial shade and is hardy to minus 35 degrees F., USDA Zone 3.
Pavel Male Silver Vine Kiwi is a beautiful ornamental vine, this male selection features large, fragrant white flowers and silvery-white foliage. It is a great pollinator for Hot Pepper and Vera’s Pride. Pavel does not bear fruit.
Fruit – raw or cooked. The fruit contains up to 5 times the vitamin C. of blackcurrants. Fairly large fruits, up to 3cm across. The ovoid fruits are orange and hairless when fuly ripe. It contains a number of small seeds, but these are easily eaten with the fruit. Leaves – raw or cooked. The leaves can also be roasted and mixed with tea. The leaves are hallucinogenic and sedative. The leaves contain substances that make them very attractive to cats and for this reason they are especially useful as a sedative for lions etc in zoos. When consumed in large quantities the leaves can have a mild hallucinatory effect. Polygamol, which is made from the fruits, is used as a heart tonic. A dry decoction is used to treat colic and rheumatism.