Celastrus scandens

American Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet

Garden(s):

Wall 1

Type:

Perennial, Vine

Height:

4.6-9 m (15-30 ft)

Spread:

0.9-1.8 m (3-6 ft)

Light:

Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

May, June

Bloom Colour:

Greenish White, Yellow

Foliage Colour:

Yellowish green

Soil:

Average, Lean

Notes:

Considered to be a highly invasive. Round fruits that are originally green turn a red-orange in late summer providing showy red berries in fall and winter.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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