Celastrus scandens

Celastrus scandens

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Soil: Hydric (moist), Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: Up to 50′
Color: Green
Bloom: May-June
Flowers: The 1/6″ flowers have 4-5 petals and grow in terminal clusters.
Leaves: The ovate, pointed, serrated leaves are 2″-4″ long.

Suggested Uses:

This vine can grow up to 50′ in length. It can be grown on a sturdy trellis or arbor.  It has showy, bright orange and red fruits that can be dried on the vine and used in dried flower arrangements. It is an excellent plant for making wreathes and garlands!

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses:
Food Uses:  Toxic
Other Uses:  Attracts birds
More Information:  Need both male and female plants to set fruit!

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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