CELASTRUS orbiculatus

Commonly known as Oriental bittersweet, Staff vine

Vigorous climber with large green leaves, yellowish fruits and orange seeds. Excellent autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Broadly elliptic to rounded, scalloped to toothed leaves to 10cm (4in) long turn from mid-green to yellow in autumn.
  • Green
  • Height
    14m (46ft)
  • 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
    Woody climber. Produces axillary clusters of small green flowers followed by bead-like fruit
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Tolerates partial shade.

CELASTRUS orbiculatus

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
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