Celastrus scandens


In stock

Common Name: American Bittersweet

Plant Type: Vine

Habitat: Fields, Roadside, Disturbed

Light Requirements: sun, part sun, shade

Soil Moisture: dry, mesic

Soil Type: sand

Height: 22 ft

Bloom Time: May

Flower Colour: white

Germination Requirements: Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90 - 140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F. Seed is hydrophilic, intolerant of dry storage.. Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.

Details/Comments: Attractive fruits are eaten by many mammals, inedible to humans

Picture Copyright: John Oyston