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Blue Virginsbower Clematis vs American Bittersweet

Clematis occidentalis

Celastrus scandens

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Blue Virginsbower Clematis
American Bittersweet

Blue Virginsbower Clematis is a species of flowering plant from the buttercup family. This plant is native to North America and is commonly used in gardens and landscaping. This plant varies in appearance but generally produces vines and climbs surfaces. Blue Virginsbower Clematis produces deep purple-blue flowers and green leaves that are divide into three thick leaflets.

American Bittersweet is a deciduous, woody, perennial vine with striking orange to yellow berries that persist into winter. Indigenous to North America, this vine has become so rare it is now considered a protected species.

Excellent for naturalization projects, American Bittersweet attracts birds and other wildlife. Please keep in mind that the plant is toxic to humans and should not be ingested. To ensure the attractive berries are produced, cross-pollination between a male and female plant must occur.

BLUE VIRGINSBOWER CLEMATIS QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN BITTERSWEET QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade
Light: full sun
Flowers: deep purple-blue flowers (April - June)
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: skin irritant to humans

Toxicity: All parts of plant are toxic to humans

Other Names: western blue virginsbower


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes