Also known as
American Bittersweet, Staff Tree, Climbing Bittersweet, David's Root, Fever Twig, Staff Vine, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
More images of Bittersweet
This strong growing climber produces clusters of greenish to yellow flowers in summer which ripen into orange-yellow fruit that split open to reveal scarlet seeds. It mid green ovate leaves also provide good autumn colour.
Common problems with Bittersweet
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Bittersweet
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Bittersweet
Take root or softwood cuttings.
Special features of Bittersweet
Can be grown up walls to cover unslightly buildings.
Other uses of Bittersweet
Suits being grown in wall side borders.