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American Bittersweet

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Pods Split at Frost, Reveal Red Berries

Orange seedpods, scarlet fruit—handsome trained to fence or trellis. Both male and female plants provided for proper fruit production. Climbs to 20 ft. Potted. Zones 3-8.

Zones: 3 - 8.
Height: 20 feet.
Shade Requirement: Full sun to partial shade.

American Bittersweet
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American Bittersweet Product Details

Botanical Name: Celastrus scandens.

Height: 20 feet.

Spacing: 6 - 8 feet.

Depth: Plant at same depth as in nursery.

Spread: 20 feet.

Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.

Color: Yellowish - white.

Foliage: Deep green, glossy foliage, turning yellowish-green in Fall.

Blooms: June.

Form: Vine.

Flower Form: Not showy.

Soil Requirements: Adatable.

Growth Rate: Fast.

Size: 2- 4 inch panicles.

Comments: GROWTH: VINE WILL GROW 12 INCHES PER YEAR. RED AND YELLOW BERRIES. PH: 6.0-6.5.

Unable to ship to: AE AK CT GU HI MA MN NC NH PR VT WI


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2011-10-19
good plant
Reviewed By: jack (fairfield, ct)
Elizabeth, please read about the plant before you comment. This American Bittersweet is beautiful and needs to be promoted. It's is a NATIVE!!!! Hard to find in the trade. The other Asian plant can be pulled and responds well to roundup and other herbicides. Once you cut the vine on the Asian plant, they will die. We need to not be lazy gardeners and be proactive.If we ever find a commercial use, other than basket making material, for the Asian species, I can guarantee that it too will become rare with time.


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2010-09-20
Native versus Invasive
Reviewed By: Debbie Maurer (Grayslake, Illinois)
American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) produces berries and fruits only at the end of the branches (terminally), while the Asian Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) produces fruit all along the branches, in multiple clusters. Based on the photo, this plant appears to be the Asian Bittersweet, which is very invasive and problematic throughout the eastern US and Midwest, especially when it escapes into native woodlands.


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2010-09-13
Good vine
Reviewed By: Kathy (Kokomo, IN)
The Asian bittersweet is virulent! American bittersweet is NOT. It grows easily and is beautiful and vigorous. It needs a male to pollinate it. No boy, no berries. I'm in zone 5.


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2010-09-08
beautiful
Reviewed By: Linda (Pine Bush, NY)
The earlier reviewer is mistaken. This plant is the American bittersweet vine. The one she is referring to is the Asian bittersweet, that is a problem in the eastern part of the country. The American bittersweet vine is native to this country and does not cause the problems associated with the Asian type. Don't let the above review scare you away - check the differences online. This is a gorgeous plant, and makes wonderful autumn wreaths and decorations.


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2010-08-31
DANGER!!!
Reviewed By: elizabeth (boston, MA)
This is A TERRIBLE DESTRUCTIVE PLANT THAT WILL ESCAPE WITH UNDERGROUND RHIZOMES AND SEEDS AND KILLS ENTIRE TREES AND HUGE AREAS ARE DESTROYED OF NATIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS DUE TO ITS INCREDIBLE STRENGTH! IT CANT BE KILLED OR PULLED OUT COMPKLETELY ONCE IT GETS GOING!! DO NOT AID IN THIS VIRULENT PLANT SPREADING!! READ ABOUT THIS PRETTY BUT DESTRUCTIVE PLANT ONLINE!! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET RID OF!!ALSO VERY POISONOUS!


American Bittersweet
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