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Celastrus scandens 'Diane'

Also called Climbing Bittersweet, Staff Vine


Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn' - Bittersweet - Photo courtesy of Van Belle Nursery Inc.

Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn' - Bittersweet - Photo courtesy of Van Belle Nursery Inc.

More About Celastrus scandens 'Diane'

  • Insignificant small greenish-yellow flowers
  • Spherical berries are green when young and ripen to yellow in the fall
  • Berries split open to reveal an orange-red seed surrounded by a yellow skin
  • Toothed, mid-green, ovate leaves are 10 cm long
  • Leaves turn a vibrant yellow in the fall
  • A male plant is needed for fruit to set
  • Berries are widely used in the floral industry
  • Drought tolerant twining vine
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

The main difference between Celastrus scandens and Celastrus orbiculatus is, Celastrus scandens has flowers and fruits at the ends of branches, Celastrus orbiculatus flowers in the axils of the leaves.

Zone:

2

Height:

10-15 m

Spread:

6-8 m

Colour:

Lime-green
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Female American Bittersweet Growing and Maintenance Tips

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


Celastrus scandens 'Diane' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Climbing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)


Plants that work well with Female American Bittersweet

White Silky Wisteria White Silky Wisteria
(Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro Kapitan')