Celastrus orbiculata

Asian bittersweet is a very aggressive vine that overtops and strangles trees and shrubs. It is prohibited in New York; it is illegal to purchase, sell, transport or propagate.There is also a native bittersweet that looks very similar at first glance.  Please research the differences, e.g. the location of flowers & fruits axially vs. predominantly at the ends of branches, prior to any removal efforts. 

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Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
Asian bittersweet
Type: 
Non-Native
Vines
Native Region: 
Asia

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