A female bittersweet, with highly colourful, red berries encased in yellow shells, a bicolour effect when open. Very effective when used in floral arrangements.
The main difference between Celastrus scandens and Celastrus orbiculatus is, Celastrus scandens has flowers and fruits at the ends of branches, Celastrus orbiculatus flowers in the axils of the leaves.
'Diane' 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.