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Celastrus orbiculatus

Common Name(s):
Asian bittersweet, Chinese bittersweet, Oriental bittersweet
Cultivar(s):
Diana
Category:
Vines
Comment:

Light yellow fall foliage; rapid grower; climbs by twining; plants grown from seeds are either male or female

Native to Eastern Asia; listed as an invasive species by the NC State Weed SpecialistNorth Carolina Forest Service, USDA National Invasive Species Information Center; the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States, The National Park Service

 

Alternatives that are less weedy:

Height:
30-40 ft.
Flower:
Yellow capsules with scarlet seeds
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Texture:
Medium
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Fruit:
Yellow capsules with scarlet seeds
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Twining
Tags:
invasive, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 455

Celastrus orbiculatus Leaf
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Celastrus orbiculatus Celastrus orbiculatus
Lindsey, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Celastrus orbiculatus Flower
Anita Gould, CC BY-NC-2.0
Celastrus orbiculatus Fruits
Esteve Conaway, CC BY - 2.0