“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
A twining woody vine that will grow vertically or sprawl horizontally over bushes and fences. Hanging clusters of orange-red fruit split open to show bright red-orange seed coats. Plants are male or female. Both sexes are needed for fruit set.
Note: Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) is very similar and is a highly invasive vine. Use care in acquiring bittersweet plants.
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads
Fresh Cut Flower