University of Florida

Celastrus scandens

Common name(s): American Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet

Plant type: deciduous
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, layering

Propagation by Cuttings

Time of year to take cuttings: no information
Rooting environment: no information

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 4-5 months.
Time required for germination: 3-4 weeks
Comment: Young seedlings are susceptible to damping-off.

Propagation by Layering

Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: no information