The lovely and adaptable native bittersweet vine! Not to be confused with the similar looking invasive Asian bittersweet, our vines are pure American bittersweet, sourced from DNA tested stock. Only female vines produce the showy berries, and a nearby male plant is required for pollination.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam, Rocky Loam
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: May, June
Fall Color: -
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, ants, wasps, and beetles. Hosts the common tan weave moth. Berries are eaten by game birds such a bobwhite and wild turkey, and are occasionally eaten by fox squirrels and some songbirds, such as bluebirds and thrushes. Foliage is commonly browsed by herbivores.