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Commonly known as Oriental bittersweet, Staff vine
DeciduousBroadly elliptic to rounded, scalloped to toothed leaves to 10cm (4in) long turn from mid-green to yellow in autumn.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingWoody climber. Produces axillary clusters of small green flowers followed by bead-like fruit
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Partial shadeTolerates partial shade.
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originEastern Asia.
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)