Celastrus scandens

Woody perennial vine of hardwood forests.

Common Name: Bittersweet, American Bittersweet

This vine can reach up to 50 feet if it has tree trunks to twine on, otherwise it takes on more of a spreading shrub-like form. Bright orange berries appear in late fall to make this one of our most ornamental native vines. It makes a great Christmas wreath or centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table, and grows best on trellises, pergolas, and tree trunks.

  • Plant Type: Perennial / Ornamental Grass
  • Plant Hardiness Zone: 3a-10b
  • Height: 10' - 20'
  • width: 3'
  • Soil Needs: Adaptable, Well-Drained
  • Water Needs: Regular
  • Sun Exposure: Sun - Mostly Shade
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Season: Deciduous
  • Flower Season: Summer
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