Male American Bittersweet

Celastrus scandens 'Hercules'

Also called Climbing Bittersweet, Staff Vine

  • Insignificant small greenish-yellow flowers
  • Toothed, mid-green, ovate leaves are 10 cm long
  • Leaves turn a vibrant yellow in the fall
  • One male plant to up to 5 female plants is recommended
  • Drought-tolerant twining vine
  • Bloom Time: June to July

ZONE:
2

COLOUR:
Lime-green

HEIGHT:
10-15 m

SPREAD:
6-8 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


'Hercules' grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Pruning to maintain shape can be done at any time. This plant needs a sturdy support or fence to climb. Mature plants are known to girdle large trees.

Additional Notes about Male American Bittersweet:


Native to Ontario

The most visible difference between Celastrus scandens and Celastrus orbiculatus (the invasive one) is that Celastrus scandens has flowers and fruits at the ends of branches while Celastrus orbiculatus flowers in the axils of the leaves.

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
Berries
FLOWERING TIME:
Lt. Spr-Sum
HABIT:
Climbing
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Screening (privacy)

THESE PLANTS

work well with Celastrus scandens 'Hercules'