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Celastrus scandens Bailumn ('Autumn Revolution™')

Bittersweet (American Bittersweeet, Climbing Bittersweet): Patent PP19811

The male and female plant is combined, which means you only need one to bear fruit. Fruit production is extraordinary, and berry size is twice the size of the species.

  • »  Insignificant, small, yellowish flowers
  • »  Spherical berries are green when young and ripen to yellow in the fall
  • »  More berries and larger berries than the species
  • »  Berries split open to reveal a red seed surrounded by an orange skin
  • »  Deep green, glossy, elliptic leaves, 10 cm long, turn a vibrant yellow in the fall
  • »  Self-pollinating twining vine
  • »  Berries are widely used in the floral industry
  • »  Salt and drought tolerant
  • »  Bloom Time: June to July

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  • Category:Vines
  • Hardiness Zone:3
  • Height:4-7 m
  • Spread:1-2 m
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average to Dry Soils
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Growth Rate
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Flowering Time
Lt. Spr-Sum
Foliage Color
Green (dark)
Landscape uses
Screening (privacy)
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn'

'Bailumn' grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Pruning to maintain shape can be done at any time. This plant needs a sturdy support or fence to climb. Mature plants are known to girdle large trees.