Inconspicuous, pale-green flowers, mostly dioecious (male and female on separate plants). In order to get the decorative berries it is best to plant several specimens together. Bird food, decorative in vases.
Sturdy, best rod-like growth supports, big old trees are suitable. Lightning conductors, downpipes and roof gutters etc are not to be reached, any growth supports are to have a distance of at least 1.5m from all such structures and to the roof gutters, to the side as well as to the top. Wire rope systems (see below) are suitable if the ropes are arranged parallel to each other as for the Wisteria. Heavy Duty Growth Support Systems
Yearly winter prune to contain the vigorous growth.
- False Bittersweet, Celastrus orbiculatus. Only with regular and hard pruning can these plants be kept on such a small trellis.
- Celastrus orbiculatus, without pruning
- Autumn foliage and decorative fruit
- Celastrus orbiculatus
- Celastrus can be used to decorate a house corner, however it should not grow on a downpipe as shown here.