Commonly known as Climbing bittersweet, Staff vine

Genus of about 30 species of deciduous, rarely evergreen, shrubs and twining climbers. They occur mainly in thickets and woodland in warm-temperate or sub-tropical regions.

Oriental bittersweet C. orbiculatus hybridises readily with American bittersweet C. scandens and has become an invasive species in eastern North America.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Ornamental autumn fruits split to reveal coloured seeds.
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Twining, woody climbers.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Tolerates partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Male and female flowers are often borne on separate plants.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Worldwide in warm temperate or sub tropical regions.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)

Buy Varieties of CELASTRUS

CELASTRUS orbiculatus

CELASTRUS orbiculatus

Oriental bittersweet, Staff vine

vigorous climber with large green leaves, yellowish fruits and orange seeds. Excellent autumn colour

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