American bittersweet Celastrus scandens

American bittersweet


C. scandens is a strong-growing deciduous climber with ovate leaves and clusters of small greenish-yellow flowers followed by clusters of orange-yellow fruits which split to show the scarlet seeds

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

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  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      8-12 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 11 in late winter or early spring

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Wall-side Borders

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by softwood cuttings or root cuttings

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free