Scientific Name: Celastrus scandens Form: Climbing
Common Name:American bittersweet Texture:Medium
Family Name:CelastraceaeHabit: Arching, Twiggy
Plant Type: Vine or climber Mature Size (ht. X w.):5 - 7m x 3 - 4m
Origin: U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - central Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Ovate, Elliptic, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, (Panicle-like), Green-yellow, Jun
Fruit: Capsule, (Accessory tissue), Yellow, Orange, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Woodland margin, Fall interest, Attract birds
Key ID Features:A sturdy perennial vine; stems twining, yellowish-green to brown, may wind around other vegetation; fruit orange, the size of a peas with red seeds inside.