Celastrus scandens 'American Revolution'

American Revolution Bittersweet

Categories: Vines

Vine with very showy orange-red fruit in fall that are twice as large and abundant as the species. Unlike the species, this variety has perfect flowers and does not require a pollinator.

More About Celastrus scandens 'American Revolution'

  • Self-fruitful form of the NON-Invasive American Bittersweet
  • very prolific in fruit

An exceptional vine for screening or garden detail, favored for its very showy orange to red fruit in fall; fruit is twice the size as the species and twice as abundant; good fall color; uniquely self-pollinating so only one plant is required

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5-10 ft


1-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Celastrus scandens 'American Revolution' Characteristics


  • Screening/Hedge
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Native to Northeast
  • Mass Plant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Specimen


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Bright yellow

Flower Color

  • inconspicuous


  • orange
  • Orange-red


  • Creeping
  • Spreading