Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) is a woody perennial vine of hardwood forests. It's native territory spans west to the Dakotas, east to New England, and south to Oklahoma. 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. Plants bear male and female flowers on separate plants, so it is best to purchase three or more females for every male to ensure you get berries (only females produce seeds). Let us know your preference when you order. Zones 3 – 8.
Only Male Plants Available at this time
* Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: Utah, Oregon