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Celastrus scandens

More About Celastrus scandens

  • Rapid growing, woody vine
  • Serrated, yellowish-green foliage
  • Flowers are greenish-white followed by orange-yellow fruit
  • Fruit splits open to reveal the scarlet, fleshy, berry-like seeds
  • Bloom Time: May to June

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Berry-laden branches are prized for their decorative value.  Fruits are poisonous if digested by humans. 

Zone:

3

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

2-3 m

American Bittersweet Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Pruning to maintain shape can be done at any time. Plant needs a sturdy support or fence to climb. Mature plants are known to girdle large trees.

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Celastrus scandens Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Trailing