American Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet Celastrus scandens
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American Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Celastrus scandens , commonly called American Bittersweet or Bittersweet , is a species of staff vines that blooms mostly in June and is commonly found on rich, well-drained soils of woodlands . It has a sturdy perennial vine that may have twining , woody stems that are 30 feet (9.1 m) or longer and an inch or more thick at the base. more...
* Another vigorous scrambling vine grown for its yellow-orange fruit capsules and crimson seeds; likes full sun; poor soil will slow the rampant growth. more...
* Climbing bittersweet was employed medicinally by a number of native North American Indian tribes, though it is scarcely used in modern herbalism. The root is diaphoretic, diuretic and emetic. It is a folk remedy for chronic liver and skin ailments (including skin cancer), rheumatism, leucorrhoea, dysentery and suppressed menses. more...