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how to protect fuzzy kiwi from severe cold

 
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I have some young fuzzy kiwi that I am worried about surviving the severe cold expected next week.  I think I am at the extreme northern end of where this kiwi can survive.  
Does it make sense to use pipe wrap about the base for maybe a foot and pile woodchips around that?
 
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I'm in Lacey's Spring and haven't put anything on mine.  So far (several years) they haven't been hurt.  It couldn't hurt to put a heavy mulch on them.
 
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Sounds similar to raising figs in MO. Wrapping figs with pipe wrap can cause mold to girdle them. They grow back from the roots. I dont know if kiwi does or not. How old are your Kiwi?
 
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The fuzzy are almost a year old since I planted them.  The hardy kiwi should have no problem since it is a cold weather variety but the fuzzy kiwi i have is a A. Chinensis out of Auburn University and I may be the farthest north they have been attempted to grow.
 
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Fuzzy kiwi is hardy to 0F (zone 7/6). They grow to 100ft so even if you get a bit of dieback due to your specific cultivar selection it should be fine.
 
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