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Celastrus scandens

$3.95



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This species is a twining, climbing vine growing up to 20 feet with 1/4 inch wide, rounded, fleshy fruits. Celastrus scandens is a woody perennial vine of hardwood forests gfrown for its attractive fruits.  The fruits are produced in hanging clusters 2 to 4 inches long that age to reveal bright red seed capsels that are a showy display in fall and winter. Plants should be grown in a sunny location and are an ornamental plant with uses both outdoors and indoors. The plants can be trained to climb walls, trellises, and fences. The berry-like fruits are showy and eaten by wildlife but are toxic if eaten by people. Plants are either male or female with the female plants producing the ornamental berries, but a male is needed for pollination. So both male and female plants should be grown close to each other to facilate pollination and fruit production.



 30 seeds