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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 - none.
  • Place of origin - worldwide in warm temperate or sub tropical regions.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -

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CELASTRUS orbiculatus

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Commonly known as: Oriental bittersweet, Staff vine.
Vigorous climber with large green leaves, yellowish fruits and orange seeds. Excellent autumn colour
£16.00 each
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