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American Bittersweet

Botanical Name
Celastrus scandens
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 8
Height
15 to 20 feet
Width
3 to 6 feet
Flowers
May thru June: white, yellow
Fruit
Round orange-yellow
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Tolerates most soil types except wet
Planting & Care
  • Female plants need a male pollinator to produce fruit
  • Prune in late winter to early spring when dormant
Problems
Suckers and can colonize in the wild, birds spread seed
Varieties
  • Indian Brave - male
  • Indian Maiden - female

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