The Plant

Silver Vine, (Actinidia polygama) is a deciduous climbing vine grown in the high mountainous regions of eastern Asia. It produces clusters of fragrant, creamy white 1 1⁄2 inch flowers that bloom in the summer and bears a fruit similar to kiwi. Silvervine gets its name from its long, dark green 6-inch leaves with silver tips.

Silvervine has been used for centuries in Asia as a preventative health aid. It is very popular in Japan and China as a cat stimulant when ground into a powder. This is because Silvervine contains not one, but two cat attractant compounds. Silvervine is also an aromatic having a distinctive sweet tea-like fragrance that attracts cats.