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Celastrus scandens, American Bittersweet

Large orange-yellow fruit opens to bright red berry-like seeds that brighten up autumn and winter landscapes. Seeds are often used in autumn flower arrangements. Large vine, can easily reach up to 20' in the wild. Needs a male and female vine to make berries.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Celastrus scandens

Common Name

American Bittersweet

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

240-360″

Width

36-48″

Uses

Birds, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Missouri Native Plant, Specimen

Soil

Average, Poor

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Vine

Resistance

Deer