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American Bittersweet

Celastrus scandens

American Bittersweet is a native woody vine, often found growing over trees or fences. The characteristic fruit is a round, orange-yellow capsule which opens in autumn, disclosing the scarlet-colored seed pod. Seed provides food for wildlife in the winter.

Native climbing perennial
Showy fruit provides food for wildlife
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Gardening Suggestions for American Bittersweet:

Often planted for its ornamental berries which are attractive in dried arrangements.

Key Characteristics:

Climbing
Average
Songbirds
Midwest Native
Height:
15-20 Feet
Spread:
3-6 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Midwest Native
Climbing
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage