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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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 -

Buy Varieties of CELASTRUS

CELASTRUS orbiculatus

CELASTRUS orbiculatus  >

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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