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  • A slow growing non-aggressive vine as opposed to the non native oriental Bittersweet vine.

  • Native Bittersweet has very showy fruit with clusters of bright orange-red seeds with pumpkin-orange seed covers.

  • The fruits can be dried and used for decorations.

  • Berries are used as winter survival food by a variety of birds including cardinals, chickadees and blue jays.

  • This plant can be drought tolerant.

Bittersweet Vine

Celastrus scandens

  • Genus: Celastrus
  • Species: scandens
  • Color: Orange
  • Height: 10'-20'
  • Blooms: May-June
  • Soil: sand to clay
  • Light: part shade to full Sun
  • Water: moist to dry
drought resistant code cut flowers code attracts songbird code

Price

Large(6"): half gallon $10.00

Plant Attribute Legend

  • deer resistant code

    deer
    resistant

  • attracts hummingbirds code

    attracts
    hummingbirds

  • attracts butterflies code

    attracts
    butterflies

  • attracts songbird code

    attracts
    songbird

  • cut flowers code

    cut
    flowers

  • drought resistant code

    drought
    resistant

  • walnut resistant code

    walnut
    resistant