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