Chinese Bittersweet Celastrus angulatus

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Botanical Name:

Celastrus angulatus

Family:

CELASTRACEAE

Genus:

Celastrus

Species:

angulatus

Common Name:

Chinese Bittersweet

Height:
60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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  • Celastrus angulatus

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Deciduous twining shrubs; branchlets dark brown, 4-6-angular; lenticels dense, prominent, orbicular to elliptic, white; axillary buds ovate, 2-4 mm. Petiole 1.5-3 cm, strong; leaf blade ovate to orbicular, 7-18 × 5-14 cm, leathery, light green, glabrous, base cuneate, margin crenate, apex acute to shortly acuminate; secondary veins 5-7 pairs, obviously prominent on adaxial surface. Paniculate thyrses terminal, apically branched, 10-20 cm, 1- or 2-ramous; rachis and pedicels glabrous or with russet short hairs; pedicels short, jointed at apex. more...
* Many plants in this genus contain compounds of interest for their antitumour activity more...