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Last updated 26/3/20 10:28.
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.
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.
Partial shade - tolerates partial shade
Additional Features - Good to know - male and female flowers are often borne on separate plants.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - worldwide in warm temperate or sub tropical regions.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil