Celastrus scandens - Plant
Common name: American bittersweet
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
In very cold climates, make sure you plant American bittersweet vine (Celastrus scandens) rather than Chinese bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
American bittersweet vine is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 3b through 8, while Chinese bittersweet suffers frost damage and may die to the ground in USDA zones 3 and 4. It is hardy in zones 5 to 8.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 2 -50°
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- American bittersweet thrives in sunny locations and in almost any soil.
- Water these bittersweet vines by soaking the surrounding soil during dry spells.
- Bittersweet vine doesn’t usually need fertilization, but if it appears to get off to a slow start, it may benefit from a small dose of general purpose fertilizer.
- Vines that receive too much fertilizer don’t flower or fruit well.
Woodland gardens, naturalized areas. Provides quick cover for fences, arbors, trellises, posts, walls or other structures in the landscape. Also may be grown along the ground to camouflage rock piles or old tree stumps.
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- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
:for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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