[NAFEX] Hardy kiwi, the phoenix of the plant world

Elizabeth Hilborn ehilborn at mebtel.net
Sun May 1 11:41:13 EDT 2011

I reported earlier this year that I noticed my male had shed bark at the 
base of its' trunk, apparently girdling the plant. I noticed some bark 
cracking and exposed cambium on a female as well.Later this spring, they 
were frozen back after leafing out 2-3 inches.

I am amazed now to see both plants sporting healthy new foliage, barely 
the worse for wear.

I am impressed by their resilience.

Betsy Hilborn
7a central NC

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