American Bittersweet
  • American Bittersweet

    Celastrus scandens 


    This woody vine, or twining shrub is in high demand by florists for its orange berries that appear in the fall and persist into the winter. Male & female plants are required for flowering, and the blooms are small and greenish. The berries are poisonous but the dried rootstock has been used medicinally as a treatment for skin cancer.

    • Characteristics

      Type: Vine

      Height: Up to 24 Feet

      Blooms: June

      Bloom Colour: Green

    • Growth Conditions

      Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

      Soil: Moist, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

      Habitat: Edges of Woods, Thickets & Meadows

    Pot Sizes

    Nursery Location:

    (Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

    5420 Hwy 6 

    Guelph ON 

    N1H 6J2

    Phone: 519-760-0055


    Mailing Address:

    2 Cassino Avenue

    Guelph, ON

    N1E 2H8

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