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A plant more bitter than sweet

October 6, 2009
By HILARY SMITH

It is that time of year when certain invasive plants come into blazing fall color. One of those plants is Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus). Its yellow fall foliage can be seen twining around trees and shrubs and its stems are laden with bunches of bright yellow and red berries - often sought after for use in wreaths and floral arrangements.

 
 
 

 

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